Donald Trump is president, and in between limiting access to abortion (opens in new tab) and supporting torture (opens in new tab), he gave his first interview to ABC News—where he (somewhat surprisingly) gushed about Barack Obama.
Our former POTUS was photographed leaving a note on the desk of President Trump, who seemed eager to share the general good vibes of its contents.
"This was the letter given to me by President Obama. I won't show to you or read it to you, but a—just a, a beautiful letter," Trump said. "It was long, it was complex, it was thoughtful, and it took time to do it....I doubt too many of them were written in this manner.He really—in fact, I called him and thanked him for the thought that was put into that letter."
Pres. Trump on 'beautiful' letter left for him by Pres. Obama in desk of the Oval Office: "So well written. So thoughtful, so thoughtful." pic.twitter.com/2v5wR64Cg6January 26, 2017
ABC News' David Muir pressed for more details, and Trump had this to say: "[Obama] said something that was very interesting to me, he said, 'You know if I thought your healthcare plan was going to be better than his plan, Obamacare, then I would support it,' and I believe he would."
He continued that the letter contained "Nothing that surprised me, but it was stated beautifully but 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."
Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.
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