Whenever a president leaves the White House for the very last time, they always leave their predecessor a handwritten letter as a token of reconciliation and respect. It was reported by CNN the correspondence Barack Obama abandoned was no different.
Obama’s letter went like this:
“Congratulations on a remarkable run. Countless have put their hopes in you, and all us, irrespective of party, should expect for expanded prosperity and security during your tenure.
That is a exceptional office, without a transparent blueprint for success, therefore I really don’t understand any guidance from me will be particularly helpful. Still, let me offer a few hints from the past 8 decades.
First, we’ve been blessed, in various ways, with great good fortune. Not everybody is so lucky. It is up to us to do everything we could (to) construct more ladders of success for each and every child and family that’s willing to work hard.
Second, American leadership in this world is actually indispensable. It’s up to us, through actions and example, to maintain the international order that’s expanded steadily since the ending of the Cold War, and upon which our own wealth and safety depend.
Third, we’re only temporary occupants of the office. That makes us guardians of these democratic institutions and traditions — such as rule of law, separation of powers, equal protection and civil liberties — our forebears fought and bled for. Regardless of the push and pull of daily politics, it’s up to us to depart those tools of our democracy as strong as we discovered them.
And finally, take time, in the rush of events and duties, for family and friends.
Michelle and I wish you and Melania the very best as you embark on this fantastic experience, and know that we stand ready to help in any way that we can.
The correspondence he abandoned is nothing like the way he and his associates have acted in this past year and a half President Trump’s tenure. The words on that letter show what can be considered a conciliatory outgoing commander in chief using four pieces of advice for his successor.
Responsibilities which most people can now freely say Obama failed miserably at.
Let’s break down the correspondence.
First, he explains all the ways they’re blessed to become presidents, Although in Obama’s situation it turned out to be more than only a blessing because his net worth grew by leaps and bounds.
Second, he attempts to describe Trump how important it is to remain as world leaders, perhaps he is talking about how he turned Iran into a superpower?
Thirdhe attempts to explain how important it is for the president to be the guardians of these democratic institutions and traditions, such as the principle of law, separation of powers, equal protection and civil liberties. Some compare this to how Obama possibly corrupted the FBI and had them spying to a private citizen?
“The words reveal that a conciliatory outgoing commander in chief with four items of information for his successor, whose fitness for the task he’d spent the preceding months publicly questioning.
“Congratulations on a remarkable streak,” Obama wrote in his opening lineup. “Millions have placed their hopes in you, and all us, regardless of party, have to hope for enlarged prosperity and security during your tenure.”
Obama, when writing the letter, didn’t disclose the content to his closest aides. Since that time, however, Trump has demonstrated the letter to people from the Oval Office or his personal White House home. CNN obtained a copy from someone Trump showed it to.
“That is a unique workplace, without a clear blueprint for success, therefore I don’t know any advice from me will probably be particularly helpful,” Obama wrote. “However, allow me to provide a few reflections from the previous 8 decades.”
Obama informs Trump, a billionaire businessman, that they have been”blessed, in different ways, with great good fortune.”
“Not everybody is so blessed,” Obama said. “It is up to us to do whatever we can (to) construct more ladders of achievement for every child and family that is willing to work hard.”
He counsels Trump the American leadership is”crucial” and encourages him”through action and example” to sustain post-Cold War global order.
“We’re temporary occupants of this office,” Obama wrote. “This makes us guardians of these democratic associations and customs — like rule of law, separation of powers, equal protection and civil liberties — that our forebears fought and bled for.”
“Despite the push and pull of daily politics, it is up to us to leave those instruments of our democracy at least as powerful as we discovered them,” he said.
That passage, read seven weeks after Trump took office, appears prescient. Trump has been accused of flouting rule of law in his broadsides against national judges along with his own attorney general. His verbal assaults on Congress have resulted in charges that he is disregarding the constitutionally enshrined separate but equal branches of government.
Trump, however, is believed to cherish Obama’s missive. Upon studying it on Inauguration Day, he tried to put a phone call to the president expressing his gratitude, according to both a recent White House official and a former Obama aide.
His predecessor was traveling west to California with his family, and could not take the telephone. The guys never connected directly.”
Depending on how one reads , they may have very different interpretations of this.