On behalf of my country, I apologize to you. Bigotry based on race, gender, religion, color and almost any other characteristic is forbidden by law and custom in our country. We are now seeing a hate campaign being waged by a political party that seeks to make you less than me in the eyes of the law and of society. I regret this, and hope you find the strength to stand tall, and hopefully vote for mutual help and acceptance in the next leadership election. Americans help each other, and do not fear or hate each other.