United States President Donald Trump has said that the letter former US President Barack Obama left for him in a drawer of the Oval Office is “beautiful.”
Following the long tradition in the White House, where a departing president writes a letter to his successor in the Oval Office, Trump gave a flowery tribute of Obama’s letter when he spoke to ABC News.
“I won’t show it to you (or) read it to you, but (it’s) just a beautiful letter,” Trump said.
“There were numerous lines (that struck me most).
“So well written. So thoughtful. So thoughtful.”
Obama was filmed through a window leaving the envelope in the drawer. This was one of his final moments in the White House.
The White House has, however, not provided details of the letter.
But President Trump has praised Obama for leaving him such a nice parting words.
“(It was) in the drawer, which is a custom, but I doubt too many of them were written in this manner.
“In fact, I called him and thanked him for the thought that was put into that letter.
“It was long, it was complex, it was thoughtful, and it took time to do it and I appreciated it,” President Trump said.
Trump, who insisted that the letter’s content did not surprise him however, admitted that the letter was beautifully written.
“It was stated beautifully that I’m representing a lot of people.”
“And I’m carrying on a very important tradition and just ‘do a great job.’
“He wants me to do a great job.
“He said something that was very interesting to me.
“He said ‘you know if I thought your health care plan was going to be better than his plan, Obamacare, I would support it’.
“And I believe he would,” he added.