Each and every human on Earth knows Barack Hussein Obama II. Obama made history when he was the first African American elected as the President of the United States. He had a great term of service and was one of the most influential Presidents of the country. When he stepped into the Oval Office, the country was already suffering from the Great Recession and it was this man who brought the country back to its good days on the stock market. He was also the very President under whose leadership and command was the most wanted criminal Osama Bin Laden was killed. He also was the first President to step forward to speak for the LGBT community in America and promoted same sex marriage. He also brought about many revolutionary changes which has further built America the way it is today.
Now as his 2nd term as the POTUS was ending in January,2017, he had reportedly left his successor President Donald Trump a letter in hope that the letter will help or guide the new president is some or the other way. The letter was reported to be left by the former President on the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office.
Trump might have found the letter moving as he mentioned letter by Obama during a swearing-in ceremony for several top administration appointees, calling it a “beautiful letter” and “it was really very nice of him to do that”.
In the letter Obama congratulates the current president and reminds him of how lucky both of them are to be “blessed, in different ways, with great fortune”. Also, he wrote about the great responsibilities that they have as occupant of the prestigious Oval Office. Also, he talks about how American leadership is important to the rest of the world and how every decision made by the President can literally affect the rest of the world.
CNN obtained the letter and posted its contents, signed BO. You can read the inspiring letter below for yourself:
Congratulations on a remarkable run. Millions have placed their hopes in you, and all of us, regardless of party, should hope for expanded prosperity and security during your tenure.
This is a unique office, without a clear blueprint for success, so I don’t know that any advice from me will be particularly helpful. Still, let me offer a few reflections from the past 8 years.
First, we’ve both been blessed, in different ways, with great good fortune. Not everyone is so lucky. It’s up to us to do everything we can (to) build more ladders of success for every child and family that’s willing to work hard.
Second, American leadership in this world really is indispensable. It’s up to us, through action and example, to sustain the international order that’s expanded steadily since the end of the Cold War, and upon which our own wealth and safety depend.
Third, we are just temporary occupants of this office. That makes us guardians of those democratic institutions and traditions ― like rule of law, separation of powers, equal protection and civil liberties ― 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.
And finally, take time, in the rush of events and responsibilities, for friends and family. They’ll get you through the inevitable rough patches.
Michelle and I wish you and Melania the very best as you embark on this great adventure, and know that we stand ready to help in any ways which we can.
Good luck and Godspeed,