Emotions are still running high after Barack Obama delivered his last State of the Union address as President of the United States Tuesday evening.
Musician Carlos Santana was particularly moved by the President’s words to the citizens of America. Wednesday afternoon he shared this open letter to the POTUS on Facebook expressing his gratitude for the way Obama has led the country during the past eight years — and shaming presidential hopeful Donald Trump.
Dearest Mr. President Obama,
I witnessed your speech last night. I am deeply inspired, encouraged and profoundly grateful for your words. Your consciousness soars with clarity and divine purpose. Your articulated your views, subjects and comments with compassion. You made me feel how blessed we are to share life with your leadership. Even more than any other President I have witnessed (including JFK). Your words of spirit and global healing, unity and harmony for the betterment of the world….not just the USA. I pray for your continued safety for you and your family. Regarding Mr. Trump….I remember when I was a child living in Tijuana…I often crossed the border to visit the San Diego Zoo. I would hear loud screams and commotion in the distance. As I came closer to the sound, I noticed everyone was staring at an ape in a glass cage. The ape was staring back at the crowd that gathered. With an angry look of disgust, the ape defecated in his hand and threw it at the crowd. This is what I hear when Mr Trump speaks. He lacks consciousness as well as integrity. The Republicans and Mr Trump are selling hate and fear. That is the opposite of what our Country stands for. Let’s go forward with light and love into the future. Global Peace is within our grasp in this lifetime. Pull humanity up, take the high road and look at the aerial view. Peace on Earth now, not later.
With deep respect and admiration,
Of course Santana’s post was not without criticism from commenters who declared they no longer respected or would support the Mexican artist as a result of his support for the President. But with 23,000 likes and running on Facebook, it’s clear most of Santana’s fans know what’s up: The nation will be losing an amazing leader and humanitarian this November.