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'Rooting hard for you': Will departure notes end with President Trump?

1 month ago   |   By WESH

The 32-year tradition could be in peril this year. President Trump has vowed not to attend President-elect Biden's inauguration on Wednesday. That makes it less likely Trump will leave behind any handwritten, friendly advice for Biden.
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'Rooting hard for you': Will departure notes end with Trump?

'Rooting hard for you': Will departure notes end with Trump?

1 month ago   |   By My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - Presidential traditions are usually known for their solemnity and carry the weight of future historical significance. This one began with cartoon turkeys and a reference to lunch.
As he was preparing to leave the White House in January 1989, President Ronald Reagan wanted to leave a note for his successor, George H.W. Bush, and reached for a pad emblazoned with a cartoon by humorist Sandra Boynton under the phrase, “Don't Let the Turkeys Get You Down.” It featured a collection of turkeys scaling a prone elephant, the symbol of both men's Republican Party.
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