POTUS responds to letter from Dublin girl

  • Georgia Park of Dublin didn’t think she’d get a letter back from the White House after she wrote to President Donald Trump, but on April 1, she did. Courtesy photo

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Published: 4/14/2019 10:19:15 PM

April Fool’s Day was no joke for Dublin 11-year-old Georgia Park. Back in December Georgia came across a Time magazine while at school. Inside that magazine was the White House’s mailing address, which sparked inspiration in Georgia to write President Donald Trump a letter. On April 1, she received a letter back in the mail.

Georgia’s mother, Stephanie Park said she was shocked to hear that her daughter had gotten a letter back from the President.

“We thought it was a joke,” Park said. “I thought it was really cute. We were tickled.”

Georgia’s letter to Trump asked him multiple questions, like how many rooms are in the White House and whether or not he’s getting enough family time in his busy schedule. Georgia also included a drawing of an American flag at the bottom with “God Bless the U.S.A” written.

“I had a lot of questions for him and I wanted to see how he wrote and what he would say,” Georgia said. “I had no idea he was actually going to do it because he’s always busy.”

In Trump’s letter to Georgia, a history of the White House and some fun facts were provided for her. The letter informed Georgia of how the White House has a bowling alley and a movie theater and how it takes about 570 gallons of paint to cover the outside of the White House.

“He also wrote back how he was really grateful for young Americans like me and how his wife was grateful too,” Georgia said.

Not only was the Park family surprised to receive that letter in the mail, but some of Georgia’s classmates couldn’t believe it either.

“I was pretty surprised. A lot of kids didn’t believe me and asked for proof,” Georgia said. Not wanting to get the letter ruined, she declined to bring it into school as evidence. Georgia’s older brother was also a skeptic.

“My brother said it’s never gonna get picked and it did and he was wrong,” Georgia said. “But I don’t usually believe my brother, even though he’s older than me.”

Georgia is currently learning about current events and American government in school, which contributed to her curiosity about what goes on at the White House. Her advice to anyone else who may want to reach out to someone who they’re not sure will write back, is to simply give it a shot.

“They should try because you never know,” Georgia said. “It’s basically like winning the lottery, in my opinion at least.”


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