Past presidential letters to incoming commander in chief

You have just begun a fantastic chapter in your life.Very few have had the honor of knowing the responsibility you now feel. Jan 20, 2009Dear Barack, Congratulations on becoming our President. 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. Bush to Barack Obama dated Jan. The critics will rage. No matter what comes, you will be inspired by the character and compassion of the people you now lead.God bless you.Sincerely,- GW Like me, you are especially fortunate to lead our country in a time of profound and largely positive change, when old questions, not just about the role of government, but about the very nature of our nation, must be answered anew.You lead a proud, decent, good people. As Donald Trump prepares to settle into the Oval Office, ABC News is taking a look at the personal notes of previous presidents.ABC News obtained the letters from Bill Clinton to George W. 20, 2009. Bush dated Jan. Bush and from Bush to Barack Obama.Both letters feature words of wisdom and encouragement to the incoming president.The following is the letter Clinton wrote to Bush: A handwritten letter from Bill Clinton to George W. The sheer joy of doing what you believe is right is inexpressible.My prayers are with you and your family. WASHINGTON — As one White House administration transfers power to another, it’s customary for the outgoing president to leave a message for the incoming commander in chief.The letters are handwritten with the official White House seal and dated for the day of the new president’s inauguration. 20, 2001. And from this day you are President of all of us. January 20, 2001Dear George,Today you embark on the greatest venture, with the greatest honor, that can come to an American citizen. I salute you and wish you success and much happiness.The burdens you now shoulder are great but often exaggerated. Very few know the excitement of the moment and the challenges you will face.There will be trying moments. Your “friends” will disappoint you. Godspeed.Sincerely,- Bill The following is the letter Bush wrote to Obama: A handwritten letter from George W.