Dear President Trump:
What? - are we now a country where every President will feel the need to add "I got somebody killed on my order" to their resume? Is this something for a President (or a nation) to be proud of? For the first time I had to turn off the TV when you were on it.
I accept that every President may need to issue an assassination order at some point (damn the law). Muck is part of making sausage. But then everybody has to poo; only a small child takes pride in having done it (in the toilet!).
This was a missed opportunity - a way to show some of the anti-Trumpers that you are not such a bad sort. Esper could have just as easily been the point person in making the announcement. Instead, I feel that finally the swamp has managed to co-opt you. Staying in Syria "because of the Oil" does not paint a pretty picture of America (or you) either.
We knew they got Bush when the Patriot Act was passed, and when they choose the words "Homeland Security" for DHS. Obama, with a predilection for apologizing, could have redeemed himself with a simple expression of regret for not having captured Osama instead of killing him. Given your personality, I don't know what you can do now to stay in character, yet still separate yourself from the swamp. Maybe - really get out of Syria and Afghanistan???