Reagan’s Daughter Pleads With Hillary: Don’t Get ‘Down Into The Mud’ With Trump

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Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter

Ronald Reagan’s daughter Patti Davis wrote an open letter to Hillary Clinton pleading with her to not respond to Donald Trump’s “bullying.”

“America is starved for some show of dignity in this election year, and you are the only one who can provide it,” Davis’s wrote on her website on Wednesday. (RELATED: Reagan’s Daughter Blasts Trump Over ‘Second Amendment People’ Comment)

SIMI VALLEY, CA - JUNE 11: Patti Davis speaks at the interment ceremony for her father, former US President Ronald Reagan, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library June 11, 2004 in Simi Valley, California. Reagan died of pneumonia due to complications with Alzheimer's at age 93 at his home in California. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)

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“Lately it seems as if you and your running mate, Tim Kaine, are trying to out-bully Donald Trump,” Davis wrote. “It appears to have started when he called you a bigot. I can understand how this would infuriate you — it’s a terrible thing to accuse someone of — but may I suggest that responding in kind by pointing out his racist tendencies is simply getting down into the mud with a mud-throwing bully?”

“All that is accomplished is, you both get dirty,” she added. “I am certain that, when Chelsea was growing up, if she was bullied by a schoolmate, you didn’t tell her to go out there and be meaner than that kid. This would not be good parenting.” (RELATED: Reagan’s Daughter Patti Davis Takes Nude Photo For Magazine)

“Well, we’re living through the adult version of that scenario and I believe I speak for many people when I plead with you to please act like the adult here — don’t respond to Donald Trump’s bullying,” she continued. “Ever. Now about the debates.”

“While it is true that debating Trump is bit like debating Sybil, I think it could be overwhelming to try and suss out all 16 personalities and come up with a game plan for each one,” she wrote. “What about this? What about being so impenetrably calm that none of his guises can throw you off?”

“What about responding to every taunt and innuendo, every insult, with an encyclopedic knowledge of the facts and issues facing this country (and this world) today so that he will look like a buffoon no matter which one of his personalities emerges,” she added. “You could easily make it seem like you showed up for a presidential debate and he showed up for a fight in the sandbox.”