By Spy Uganda Correspondent
USA: Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton, an American politician, diplomat, lawyer, writer, and First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001, under husband Bill Clinton, has written an advisory note to outgoing US president Donald Trump, advising him to respect the will of the American people and step out of office cum January 2021. Clinton called on stubborn Trump to respect the over 200 years old ‘tradition’/ legacy that has been respected by all former presidents, including her husband, of leaving power peacefully, without drama.
Clinton aired her displeasure to Trump through a letter that the then outgoing president, George H.W. Bush, wrote to then incoming one, Bill Clinton, in 1993 where Bush wished Clinton good times at the oval office.
“Here’s how it’s done in America,” Mrs. Clinton wrote on facebook, describing the letter as “gracious.”
“Since the very beginning, American presidents have accepted the will of the people and participated in a peaceful transfer of power,” she wrote. “That’s what makes our democracy so unique, and so enduring.”
She after refered Trump to Bush’s handwriten letter that begins; “Dear Bill, When I walked into this office just now I felt the same sense of wonder and respect that I felt four years ago.
I wish you great happiness here. I never felt the loneliness some Presidents have described”.
“There will be very tough times, made even more difficult by criticism you may not think is fair. I’m not a very good one to give advice, but just don’t let the critics discourage you or push you off course.
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You will be our President when you read this note”
Read Full Letter In Post Below.
“Here’s the way we see it and the country should see it — that the people have spoken and we respect the majesty of the democratic system,” Mr. Bush said in the concession speech he delivered on election night in 1992. “I just called Governor Clinton over in Little Rock and offered my congratulations. He did run a strong campaign. I wish him well in the White House.”
The development comes at atime when Trump has 71 days to pen a similar note to Mr. Biden. But based on how things are going so far, that gesture appears unlikely. Mr. Trump has shattered Washington’s norms for four years, has yet to concede he lost the election and is stalling the start of a peaceful transition period, breaking from longstanding precedent.
Transitions have faced roadblocks before. The most recent in 2016, when Mr. Trump prepared to take over from President Barack Obama was rocky and behind schedule because of shake-ups on Mr. Trump’s team. Eight years earlier, Mr. Obama’s transition faced snags because he had to replace his head of personnel multiple times.