Mr. President, you reached across the isle. They did not reach back.

One thing you did not learn during your short stay in Congress, nor the state where you were born and nurtured. When people hate you, they hate you, and nothing short of death is going to stop the hate.

People blinded by hate do stupid things. People angered by a decline in their wealth or social status will vote for the devil out of desperation. People struggling to survive in a world economy no longer controlled by the US dollar or the British pound, do not reason well, and don’t believe they should have to.

Desperate people do not want to be told to think. They respond when told, “Follow me.”

Hitler told them that. Mussolini told them that. Trump is telling them that.

Mr. President, your most trying days are almost over, but for your country, they are just beginning.

We will travel this bumpy road together but I doubt that either of us will enjoy the trip.