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Letter George H. W. Bush left for Bill Clinton goes viral

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In case you haven't noticed, there doesn't seem to be a lot of bipartisanship in American politics these days. Of course, there hasn't always been Twitter and social media. 

Soon after President Obama endorsed Hillary Clinton this week, Donald Trump tweeted: 

Hillary's response?

Donald's response? 

This could go on until November. Who am I kidding? This will go on until November. And that's just one exchange between two of the candidates! It's nothing new in politics.

A tweet from James Cameron (not that James Cameron) is proving that while democrats and republicans don't get along, there was a time when they were at least civil to each other, or at least were when it was just a private note between them. 

When Bill Clinton won the 1992 election, I can't imagine George H.W. Bush was thrilled about not being re-elected, but he at least lost with class. Bush left a letter for Clinton on his last day in office that is now going viral as all of the candidates in this year's election trade jabs with each other.

The letter reads: 

Jan 20, 1993

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 know you will feel that, too. 

I wish you great happiness here. I never felt the loneliness some President's 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. 

You will be our President when you read this note. I wish you well. I wish your family well. 

You success now is our country's success. I am rooting hard for you. 

Good Luck - George.

The letter now sits on display in George H. W. Bush's Presidential Library. 

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