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Now on the Shelves at Wellesley Books…

If you’re in the vicinity of downtown Wellesley, MA, be sure to stop by Wellesley Books and check out our book sitting so nicely in the “Humor” section. Here’s what we wrote in a Facebook post about it:

“What happens when Donald Trump gives advice to children? Find out in the humor section at Wellesley Books. Support local bookstores, local authors and therapeutic humor!”

Yes indeed. Stop by Wellesley Books, support independent bookstores, and while you’re at it, you can make a small purchase for some therapeutic humor too!

Wellesley Books, 82 Central St, Wellesley, MA 02482

Trump calling people names

Children Know: Name-Calling isn’t Presidential

If you ask most school children what the President does, they can tell you right away — the President is the leader, the one entrusted to make decisions and chart directions on behalf of all the country. And, uh-oh, looks like we’ve got a problem here if the leader is bent on name calling in the crudest ways, yucking it up on twitter as if we all just slap dashing around in some pro-wrestling match.  (Shouldn’t he be preparing for a meeting with Vladimir Putin or something?)

Trump uses name-calling, anger, and bullying as a tool to divide the country. As someone who grew up in the midwest watching pro wrestling and now lives on the east coast, I get it. He’s built on resentment. Rather than uniting the country toward a common goal, serving those who’ve been left behind, and creating the best health care in the world for all in the US, he’s fanning the flames of resentment and anger. He’s solidified a small base of people who, rather than feel hope, feel the satisfaction of anger-bashing a perceived enemy.

Any schoolchild will know that’s not what’s expected of a President. That’s not what children learn from Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln. That’s not what a President does.