GHWB Criticized Trump Repeatedly, But Was 'Rooting Hard' For Bill Clinton in 1993



Bill Clinton wrote about the letter then President George H.W. Bush wrote him as he took office in 1993.

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On Jan. 20, 1993, I entered the Oval Office for the first time as president. As is the tradition, waiting for me was a note from my predecessor, George Herbert Walker Bush. It read:

Dear Bill,

"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


Here is the letter left in the Oval Office January 20th, 1993