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This is Leslie Knope’s Open Letter to America

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Who else would compare Donald Trump to “a giant farting t.rex” other than the beloved Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation? Yahoo released Knope's letter to America, following Trump’s startling victory. She openly, and humorously, writes about her disgust with the 2016 election results while calling attention to what we can do in its wake.

Her letter expresses her unwillingness to accept Trump as president, stating “I reject out of hand the notion that we have thrown up our hands and succumbed to racism, xenophobia, misogyny, and crypto-fascism. I do not accept that. I reject that. I fight that.” Preach.

The Huffington Post elaborates on the ways Knope advises America to cope with Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton in her letter. Speaking to young girls directly, she restores hope for the shattering of the glass ceiling and offers hot cocoa for those who need comfort during this time. We’ll take a cup with extra marshmallows, please!

Her words hold great meaning for those who are upset by this election as she explains, “We will acknowledge this result, but we will not accept it. We will overcome it, and we will defeat it.” This is a time we all need to come together and fight for what is right, no matter who you voted for.

Leslie Knope for president 2020? She's definitely a candidate all of America can get behind.


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