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An open letter to Emmanuel Macron, President of France

Emmanuel Macron 
Dear Pres. Macron,

The President of the United States, Donald Trump, has been invited for the celebration of Bastille Day, a day for celebrating democracy and independence of the French people.

As a citizen of the United States, I encourage you to revoke the invitation. Donald Trump does not represent the vast majority of the American people. As you have stated publicly, if the United States is not going to support science, you have offered US scientists the option of emigrating to France for the continuation of their studies on climate change.

Additionally, Donald Trump has made his nationalist and blatantly racist feelings known on multiple occasions, again something I know that you personally find offensive.

The majority of Americans would support the decision for France to revoke his invitation. Citizens of the United States need to take responsibility for removing their country from a position of influence on the world stage. Our previous president, Barack Obama, strived to be a world leader in diplomacy and in science.

A minority of Americans support Donald Trump, and a huge number of Americans voted for him amid false promises and outright lies. Today many regret that decision.

I encourage you to hold Mr. Trump, and his supporters, accountable for their actions on the global stage and make it clear to the people of France that his values are not welcome in Europe.

With great respect,

Jason Tweed,

Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States

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