Lets greet Trump with joy not bitterness

first_imgShare on Facebook Share via Email Support The Guardian Since you’re here… Topics Reuse this content Donald Trump Share on Twitter Let’s greet Trump with joy not bitterness As people rightly prepare to unite on the streets around Trump’s visit to the UK in July (Report, 27 April), please can NGOs and social movements coordinate the most joyful, inclusive and visionary side of our democracy – rather than ape the bitter and demonising protest vote that has been the hallmark not just of US politics in recent years, but sadly the UK’s as well? Less carnivorous, more carnival? #lovetrumpshate.Simon Bateson Creative director, Take One Action, Edinburgh• We know that Donald Trump loves crowds. So the most effective protest against him and his 13 July visit is surely for everyone to stay away. Or, instead, to stand absolutely silently, with backs turned against him. (I believe this stance is often used by US protesters to convey opposition, so the attitude would have meaning and, even for him, be hard to misrepresent.)Susannah EveringtonBridport, Dorset• Join the debate – email [email protected]• Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit gu.com/letters Share on Twitter Shares44 Protest … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share via Email Share on Pinterest Share on Messenger Share on LinkedIn Simon Bateson says the UK should show the inclusive, visionary side of democracy, butSusannah Everington suggests we just turn our backs on the US president Share on Facebook letters French President Emmanuel Macron and President Donald Trump in Washington #lovetrumpshate.Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images Fri 27 Apr 2018 11.43 EDT Donald Trump Share on WhatsApp Last modified on Fri 27 Apr 2018 17.00 EDT Letterslast_img read more