The peaceful transfer of power is one of the most unique and important aspects of politics in the United States.
Eight years ago, President George W. Bush showed us what a graceful and dignified transfer of power looked like. Not only that, he showed respect for the office by refraining from criticizing President Obama during the two terms he served in the White House.
Now, the letter that President Bush wrote to his successor has been revealed for the first time.
From The Hill:
Congratulations on becoming our President. You have just begun a fantastic chapter in your life.
Very few have had the honor of knowing the responsibility you now feel. Very few know the excitement of the moment and the challenges you will face.
There will be trying moments. The critics will rage. Your ‘friends’ will disappoint you. But, you will have an Almighty God to comfort you, a family who loves you, and a country that is pulling for you, including me. No matter what comes, you will be inspired by the character and compassion of the people you now lead.
God bless you.”
A class act through and through.
Many are speculating on how President Obama will handle life outside the White House.
Will he constantly criticize Trump? Will he keep to himself?
We will have to wait and see.
However, one thing is for sure.
President Bush gave him the blueprint for what a noble transfer of power looks like.