December 9, 2021

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Presidential letters to successors: The classy notes remaining in the Oval Workplace

“Dear Mr. President –

Congratulations on a exceptional run. Tens of millions have positioned their hopes in you, and all of us, irrespective of party, must hope for expanded prosperity and safety for the duration of your tenure.

This is a exceptional business office, with out a apparent blueprint for success, so I do not know that any advice from me will be significantly handy. However, enable me supply a couple reflections from the previous 8 decades.

Initially, we have both of those been blessed, in unique approaches, with fantastic excellent fortune. Not anyone is so fortunate. It’s up to us to do every thing we can (to) create a lot more ladders of success for every baby and family members that’s eager to function difficult.

Next, American leadership in this environment really is indispensable. It is up to us, by action and example, to sustain the global purchase which is expanded steadily due to the fact the stop of the Chilly War, and on which our individual prosperity and basic safety depend.

Third, we are just non permanent occupants of this workplace. That would make us guardians of all those democratic institutions and traditions – like rule of legislation, separation of powers, equivalent protection and civil liberties – that our forebears fought and bled for. No matter of the press and pull of day-to-day politics, it’s up to us to depart these devices of our democracy at the very least as robust as we observed them.

And ultimately, acquire time, in the rush of situations and tasks, for friends and household. They’ll get you via the unavoidable rough patches.

Michelle and I desire you and Melania the quite finest as you embark on this terrific experience, and know that we stand completely ready to aid in any methods which we can.

Superior luck and Godspeed,

BO”