Since the death of former US president George H.W. Bush on Friday, November 30, several renowned politicians have left touching tributes about the late Republican.
Writing for The Washington Post, Clinton shared the letter he received from the then 68-year-old on the first day of his presidency. The Democrat had just defeated Bush in the 1993 Presidential election and keeping in line with the tradition between the incoming and outgoing President, Bush had left him a handwritten letter.
When I walked into this office just now I felt the same sense of wonder and respect that I felt four years ago. I know you will feel that, too.
I wish you great happiness here. I never felt the loneliness some Presidents have described.
There will be very tough times, made even more difficult by criticism you may not think is fair. I’m not a very good one to give advice; but just don’t let the critics discourage you or push you off course.
You will be our President when you read this note. I wish you well. I wish your family well.
Your success now is our country’s success. I am rooting hard for you.
Good Luck — George
This is a hand-written letter George H.W. Bush famously left for Bill Clinton on his first day in office. People, this is what class looks like. This is how a U.S. president is supposed to carry himself. pic.twitter.com/Ty4tL8V5XC
— Scott J. Adams ☘️ (@SJAdams) December 1, 2018