An 8-year-old poet from D.C. has a request: "Please, Mr. Trump, stop tweeting. Stop teasing America."
Christian Alvarado, a member of a youth spoken word program, performed his poem aimed at President Donald Trump live on News4 Thursday morning.
"The poem that I wrote is called 'Disaster, Pain and Suffering,'" he began.
"Immigrants fear deportation, Trump wants to build a wall. Trump tweets." Christian said. "A shooting in Las Vegas, 58 dead. You got it. Trump tweets."
"Puerto Ricans are homeless and suffering because of a hurricane. Trump tweets. Disaster, pain and suffering. Please, Mr. Trump, stop tweeting. Stop teasing America," the elementary school student continued.
Then, he repeated the poem in Spanish.
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“Señor Trump, no más tweeting, por favor," he said.
Christian is a student at LaSalle-Backus Education Campus in Northeast D.C. and participates in a program with the nonprofit DC Scores that introduces children to spoken word.
Christian was joined on News4 by 10-year-old Uniyah Campbell. She performed a poem called "Bravery."
"This is how I'm brave: I know I'm short, but I have something special on the inside of me that allows me to be brave," she said, flexing her left arm.
"So, everyone: stand up! I know you're at home and you're watching this. Stand up! Get out the bed. Put a fist in the air to show how brave we are," Uniyah ordered.
Both students performed at DC Scores' 20th annual poetry slam last month.