A 1993 letter from former President George H.W. Bush to former President Bill Clinton had social media users wishing for more civil politics Wednesday.
Bush wrote the letter after Clinton defeated him in the 1992 election, and welcomed the incoming president with “great happiness.” Following Donald Trump's refusal during Wednesday's presidential debate to say whether he would accept the election results, it had Twitter users longing for better times.
Bush also wrote in the letter that Clinton came in as “our president” — a stark contrast in from Trump’s declaration.
This is a letter from George W.H. Bush to Bill Clinton when Bush lost the election in 1992. Trump, take note: This is why democracy works. pic.twitter.com/RC2GyCfhPi
Asked if he will accept the results on election day, Donald Trump tells the country he wants to "leave you in suspense."
So what did Donald Trump really say — or mean — about whether he’d accept the results of the presidential election? It was the subject of some parsing on the morning after the final presidential debate of 2016.
First, let’s go to the transcript: “I will look at it at the time. I'm not looking at anything now. I'll look at it at the time,” he said at first.
When pressed further, he added: “What I'm saying is that I will tell you at the time. I'll keep you in suspense. OK?”
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump met in Las Vegas on Wednesday night for the third and final presidential debate. To help us determine the winner, we enlisted the help of three of our political writers and columnists to act as judges. Each judge scored every round as a win, lose or draw and declared Hillary Clinton the winner at the end.
Donald Trump slashed fiercely at Hillary Clinton on Wednesday night in their third and final presidential debate, calling her “a nasty woman,” a liar and a failure, and saying he might not accept the results of the election if she wins.
Clinton parried the assault with a scathing attack on the GOP nominee as a greedy misogynist and bully, who used his public prominence to personally enrich himself, take advantage of women and exploit employees of his lucrative business empire.
She said she found “horrifying” the intimation he would not accept the will of the people on Nov. 8.
Donald Trump has long been one of this city’s top figures in real estate, affixing his name — invariably in gold — to the marquees of more than a dozen Manhattan buildings.
But as his polarizing campaign for president has turned a segment of the population against him, home has become an uncomfortable place for some. At several Trump buildings, residents are quietly petitioning to get rid of his name.
“I used to tell people I lived in Trump Place. Now I say I live at 66th and Riverside Boulevard,’’ said Sandra Brod, 74, a retiree waiting for a friend at a park bench outside her building one recent afternoon. “He has a mouth like a sewer.”