Letter from a president?

Letter from a president?

Letters and Mr Trump of the US have been brought together previously, around an odd exchange between him and Kim Jong-un, dictator of North Korea. In the week of the American presidential elections, various news media reported that it has become a convention in recent times that outgoing presidents leave a letter of welcome in the White House for their successor. George W Bush left such a letter for Barack Obama, which has been quoted widely. The text of such a letter from Obama to Trump has not appeared, at least in the UK. This practice leads to some interesting thoughts as to whether Mr Trump will be leaving such a letter for Joe Biden and what it might contain. Welcome, collegial friendship above political division, good wishes for doing the job as best as it can be done for the next four years? This was Bush’s letter to Obama. Trump’s might be rather different, if indeed such a thing were to materialise.

Last updated: 12 November 2020


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