Biden says he will reveal Trump’s “very generous letter” after talking to him


President Joe Biden has revealed that outgoing president Donald Trump left him a “very generous” letter in keeping with tradition before leaving the White House.

Trump refused to accept his defeat for more than two months and never congratulated Biden on his victory.

Addressing reporters at the Whitehouse, Biden said “Because it’s private, I will not talk about it until I talk to him,” he said.

“We are just temporary occupants of this office,” Barack Obama wrote in his own note to Trump four years ago, left in the Oval Office in line with presidential tradition.

“That makes us guardians of those democratic institutions and traditions… that our forebears fought and bled for. Regardless of the push and pull of daily politics, it’s up to us to leave those instruments of our democracy at least as strong as we found them,” he added

The letter, which Bush left as he departed the White House in 1993, recalled his “sense of wonder and respect” as he walked into the Oval Office four years earlier.

“There will be very tough times … just don’t let the critics discourage you or push you off course,” Bush wrote.

“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,” he told his opponent.


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