- David McCraw wrote a letter to Donald Trump’s lawyer not expecting the whole world to reply
- In one day, over million people have read it
- He received thousands of emails from all around the planet
David McCraw, a newsroom lawyer for The Times, shared his surprise after his letter to Donald Trump’s lawyer went viral and became globally famous.
McCraw writes many letters and their audience usually consist of one person: the other side’s lawyer. He didn’t think it would be exactly the same this time, but he surely didn’t expect such popularity.
He wrote a letter on Thursday morning, and by Friday evening, it was already seen by a million people. Saturday came and the audience only got bigger and bigger.
McCraw joked with his colleagues: “Stand by your Twitter accounts. We are about to go live.” First 90 emails arrived within 90 minutes. After that, it was impossible to count them.
He had heard from basically everyone in the world, except Mr. Trump’s legal representatives. The emails poured in from England, Australia, Sri Lanka, not to mention all around the U.S. People writing them were lawyers, doctors, pensioners, students, parents, journalists, etc.
Somebody even pointed out the error in comma usage.
Many women wrote, telling him things like: “I felt you were also speaking ... for all of the women that have been bullied after reporting sexual harassment/assault/abuse. For that I sincerely thank you.”