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8-Year-Old Spoken Word Poet: 'Please, Mr. Trump, Stop Tweeting'

"The poem that I wrote is called 'Disaster, Pain and Suffering,'" Christian Alvarado began

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    DC Kid Poets Share Stories of Bravery, Beg Trump to Stop Tweeting

    Students from the DC Scores Poetry Slam share their poems. Uniyah Campbell, 10, shares how she's empowered by playing soccer. Eight-year-old Christian Alvarado begs President Trump to stop tweeting in his poem -- delivered in both English and Spanish. (Published Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017)

    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. 

    Christian Alvarado, 8
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    "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.

    “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." 

    Uniyah Campbell, 10
    Photo credit: NBC Washington

    "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.