March 26, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes

My child’s view of the president

I don’t write about my daughter because that’s best tack to take for a public forum like the Editorial Board. I do want to share something she did recently, though. ERS is 8. She’s sensitive and caring and precocious. After I asked her to draw a picture of how she feels about the president, she…

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I don’t write about my daughter because that’s best tack to take for a public forum like the Editorial Board. I do want to share something she did recently, though.

ERS is 8. She’s sensitive and caring and precocious. After I asked her to draw a picture of how she feels about the president, she said (totally unprompted, I swear) that she’d draw Donald Trump with girls and black children behind him in handcuffs. Why?

Because he’s “so sexist and racist.”

To ERS, and I think to many of her classmates, the president is the man who takes children from their parents, the most terrifying thing they can imagine happening.

ERS isn’t old enough to help with the Editorial Board. (Except, of course, as its chief illustrator!) She wants to do more, and I can’t wait, but I have to make sure this newsletter about politics in plain English is still around when she’s, say, 11.

So … here I am, asking. Please help make that happen by becoming a paying subscribing or by hitting the tip jar. In any case, though, I want to thank each and every one of you for reading, sharing and supporting the Editorial Board!

John Stoehr

John Stoehr is the editor of the Editorial Board. He writes the daily edition open and available to all. Find him @johnastoehr.

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