Does Donald Trump Use Email?

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Donald Trump is no friend of email (Getty)

He’s forgone the traditional press release for tweets, but the president-elect did not hide his disdain for technology and email in particular.

When asked about allegations of Russian hacking of the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump redirected the blame to technology and email.

“I think we ought to get on with our lives,” Trump said Wednesday at his Mar-a-Lago resort. “I think that computers have complicated lives very greatly. The whole age of computer has made it where nobody knows exactly what is going on. We have speed, we have a lot of other things, but I’m not sure we have the kind the security we need.”

In a deposition obtained by the New York Times, Trump said he didn’t use a office or home computer in 2007. He said his secretary would print letters on his behalf rather than send emails. Six years later in another deposition related to his real estate holdings, Trump said he rarely used email.

During the 2016 presidential campaign debates, Trump bashed the Democratic rival nominee Hillary Clinton for using a private email server to conduct government business. He attributed his successful campaign to a grassroots movement, which relied on voter enthusiasm instead of formal channels of communication.

His organization’s website, Trump.com, echoes the next president’s preferred means of getting in touch.

PLEASE NOTE: Mr. Trump does not receive and is not forwarded ANY e-mail messages, unsolicited phone or fax inquiries. Business proposals can be submitted in writing to the address below. The consideration of all submitted material will be at the discretion of The Trump Organization. Any materials provided for review cannot be returned.

The Trump Organization:
725 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 212-832-2000

In an announcement in November, however, Trump said he would be leaving his “great business in total”, and hand off control to his children. Whatever happens, your best bet at communicating with the president may be in person.

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312 Comments

Carla Holuby

Greetings from the great state of Oklahoma. I have always believed that the United States of America is a beacon of freedom and liberty that shines for the rest of the world. I understand our government’s first duty is to protect its people, serve their needs, protect their rights and defend their values. I also understand there are millions of people applying for US Visitor’s Visas every year. I would like to take a minute to explain my family’s frustration and heartache with this process. My family’s dream was for my future daughter-in-law’s only sister to come to her wedding to my son on June 30, 2018. What seemed like a joyous reality ended in nothing but frustration and heartache!
My father is a Korean War Veteran; my oldest son is a Lt. Commander in Navy Reserves, and my son getting married was an Army Lt. and completed two tours in Iraq. We are strong, proud Americans and believe in our country’s freedom and security. Our hearts are heavy and are having trouble with this 5th denial for my future daughter-in-law’s sister. Would you please help us understand why she was denied and help us get a visitor’s Visa or appeal this last denial? We need specific things she did wrong that we are able to correct. The letter she received says failure to show sufficient ties to my country of Venezuela and this is what the last letter said too. She has provided documentation both times from the Hospital Pedro Gomez Rollinsong in Piritu, Anazoategui for my Residency Program and from her school in Venezuela Unversidad de in Oriente, Aznzoategui. I feel she deserves a Visa because she has done her part in providing supporting documents.
Your Consular officers are trained to look at each application individually and take into consideration their professional, social, cultural and other factors. Did your consular officers look at the applicant’s specific intentions (sister’s wedding), family ties to Venezuela and her long-range plans to complete her Physician Residency in Venezuela? You say each case is examined individually and is accorded every consideration under the law. I can’t believe the same person would be denied 5 times to be with her family. She was denied to come to the birth of her sister’s daughter in 2010, the death of her 1st husband in 2011 and now the joyous celebration of her getting re-married on June 30, 2018. Your office was provided all documentation necessary for her to receive a B2 visitor Visa. We have made every sincere effort and see no reason for your officer to refuse her Visitor Visa the 5th time now. We have sent letters to our Representatives and Senators and they told us to have her reapply and Congressman McCaul reached out to Mai-Thao Nguyen at the US Embassy. She was even asked at interview yesterday why so persistent for getting Visa. We have even sent letters to President Trump. Our family has spent over $800.00 on applications with no real reasons regarding the denials. We want to request a waiver. If so, what is address and how long does it take? We have contacted everyone and no one will help us. Please guide us in what to do next.

Our family will be praying and awaiting your timely response. We appreciate all your assistance with this matter and praying you can help us get a visitor Visa for our joyous occasion.

Heartbroken Mother of the Groom,
Carla

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