Dear President Trump,

First days can be tough. You’re jittery and you tend to forget things as you try to find your footing. Perhaps that’s why climate change, LGBTQ protections, and any discussion of civil rights were stripped from the White House’s website, scrubbed while you shouted falsehoods and demagoguery from the Capitol steps.

It’s OK that you aren’t a scientist, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore what those who are tell us, which is that climate change is very real and must be addressed. It is your responsibility to be honest with the American people about the threats we face, and climate change may be the gravest of them all. Perhaps you simply misplaced former President Obama’s website, which details climate change and the actions we must take to combat it. Don’t worry, we found it so you can put it back up.

In between your tales of carnage today, you said that we must be loyal to one another. I completely agree. Being loyal to each other means that we must ensure we are all protected — especially those who face threats and mistreatment because of what they look like or whom they love. That’s why we must ensure all employers follow what you said today and are loyal to their workers. They’ll need this website as a reminder, since the person you appointed as Attorney General has fought so hard against these protections.

You’re entering the White House with the lowest approval ratings in modern history after repeatedly spewing divisive and hateful rhetoric. This is no way to lead. Recognize the real threats Americans face rather than making up phony ones. Protect those who need protection rather than making them more threatened.

You are now the president. It’s time that you acted like it.

Dad, husband, executive director of the @sierraclub, writer, Jersey Shore native, Little League coach, #Yankees fan, climate hawk. Optimist. Love the Bay Area.

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