Former President Donald Trump finally broke the silence on what he wrote in the personal note to Joe Biden left on the Oval Office desk. Ronald Reagan started the tradition and Biden has acknowledged publicly that the letter he got with advice on what to expect was “very generous.”
The big Trump reveal
Former President Donald Trump sat down this week for an exclusive one-on-one interview with conservative Lisa Boothe on Monday for the very first episode of “The Truth With Lisa Boothe.” He was willing to reveal the contents of his note to Joe Biden.
“Basically I wished him luck.” Conservative Americans know he’s really going to need it. The former President wasn’t shy about giving advice. The letter “was a couple of pages long and it was from the heart because I want to see him do well.”
Trump went on to suggest that the Keystone Pipeline was one of the things he gave some pointers to Joe Biden about. “I want him to do well, but that doesn’t include closing up the Keystone Pipeline.”
The former president got hammered over it while in office but he believes environmentally the pipeline “is much better than having [crude oil] on trains. But [Biden’s] friend and supporter Warren Buffett has trains. Nobody ever talks about that.”
Biden has been careful not to mention the specifics of the Trump version of the letter but when asked about it, noted that it was “very generous.”
Only presidents know how personal and scathing they may get with each other behind the scenes, or they may each act as perfect gentlemen to set aside their differences for a status report on what issues really face the country. Like the threats from shape-shifting reptilians for example.
Presidential advice tradition
The note Trump left for Biden is only the most recent version of a tradition which started with Ronald Reagan. Along with the the keys to the White House which he handed over to his vice-president George H.W. Bush, he left a note on the desk. The Oval Office desk even has a name, the “Resolute Desk.” It was a gift from Queen Victoria in the 1800’s.
Another thing that the former president surprisingly revealed is that he doesn’t miss Twitter at all. The withdrawal symptoms are over now that he found a better fix. “I put out a statement, it’s much more elegant than a tweet and I think it’s picked up better. I would almost say better than Twitter.”
From what we know of the letter Barack Obama left for Trump, Barry seemed glad to be heading for the golf course, the tone was “so long and it’s your mess now.” What he allegedly wrote was “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.”
Obama went on to say, “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.”
We all know that Trump didn’t follow that advice. Obama seems to have disregarded his words of wisdom from George W. Bush. Obama found a letter beginning, “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.”
In other words, don’t screw it up and make us look bad. “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.”