Senator Whitehouse pens letter to Trump, says U.S. “expects better”

By: The Associated Press

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -Rhode Island’s junior senator is telling Donald Trump that America "expects better of” him as president, compared to his performance during the acrimonious presidential campaign.              

An open letter to the president-elect from Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is being posted on national websites and distributed on social media.             

In the letter, Whitehouse tells the Republican that  "America expects better of you as president than what it saw in the campaign you ran. You are now to be our president, and that brings new responsibilities.”             

Whitehouse adds how he hopes Trump will feel "the call to history” and live up to those responsibilities, recognizing that the U.S. is a diverse nation and "every one of us deserves a voice that our president will hear.”

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