On Wednesday night, during the final presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, Trump shocked the political world after refusing to definitively say he would accept the final result of the election. Now, an ex-president’s letter to an incoming Democratic president is getting viral attention.
George H.W. Bush, who lost the 1992 presidential election to Bill Clinton, penned a gracious, warm, compassionate letter to his former rival after the election results became official in early 1993 after Clinton was inaugurated.
The letter, posted by entrepreneur Saba Gul, remind us all of more cordial politics not too long ago. Bush said he wished Clinton “great happiness” while he was in office, and encouraged him to not listen to overly harsh critics.
“You will be our president when you read this note,” Bush wrote. “I wish you well. I wish your family well.”
“Your success is now our country’s success. I am rooting hard for you. Good luck,” the letter concluded.
Read the full letter below:
After being criticized by pretty much all Americans, Trump told an audience at a recent rally he would “totally accept” election results “if I win,” reported the Associated Press.