President Donald Trump holds the letter left for him by former United States president Barack Obama before the swearing-in of the White House senior staff at the White House on January 22, 2017, in Washington, D.C.
Since taking office, Mr. Trump has frequently complained that Mr. Obama left him a "mess", citing trade and the USA economy and global issues such as North Korea's nuclear ambitions. "Millions have placed their hopes in you, and all of us, regardless of party, should hope for expanded prosperity and security during your tenure", Obama began.
"The fate of the republic is in your hands", Obama told voters in North Carolina just days before the November 8 election.
Outgoing presidents usually write their successors a handwritten note as they take office, offering them advice on the office or congratulations for gaining it. Trump previously praised Obama's letter in an ABC News interview as "beautiful" and "so well written".
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He had also served as the national security spokesman for Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign. In a statement late Friday, the White House announced that Trump had named Grenell to the post .
Insisting on the importance of "indispensable" American leadership in the world, he emphasises the need for a president to act thoughtfully and responsibly.
He also wrote that both men had been blessed, and that they should use their good fortune to help others.
Obama told Trump that the two of them have "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.
Obama's message struck a congratulatory tone, with the former president appealing to Trump's ego as he dispensed four pieces of advice.
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They denied the discussions were "serious" or "detailed" - and said the U.S. have "no strong opinion" on the deployment. The quake caused by the test was 9.8 times more powerful than its previous test.
Mr. Obama was also the target of personal attacks from Mr. Trump, who built up his political profile by frequently suggesting that the first black president was not born in the US and thus ineligible for office. "That makes us guardians of those democratic institutions and traditions...that our forebears fought and bled for".
He also made a case for preserving "instruments of democracy" regardless of what the "push and pull of daily politics" may bring.
The final piece of advice?
Spend time with family: According to Obama, the key to work-life-balance for even world leaders centers on making time for what's important: family and friends. "They'll get you through the inevitable rough patches", Obama wrote.
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The win left Belgium with 22 points from eight games at the top of Group H, eight clear of Bosnia who won 4-0 away to Gibraltar . Greece , meanwhile, go into the game in second place in the group but were held to a goalless draw in Estonia last time out.
Obama concludes the letter with a sign of support, saying, "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, BO". Obama kept the contents of that letter a secret, and it stayed that way until now. However, Trump has proudly shown the letter to several people who visited the White House. Going back to at least John Adams, our second president, if not to George Washington himself, almost every president has left his successor a letter of advice, some thoughts from one of the few people in the history of the world to have ever held the most unique job on the planet.