The late former first lady Barbara Bush, did not vote for President Donald Trump but wrote to his wife Melania Trump that she was “glad” to be welcoming her into the “First Ladies' very exclusive club” instead of penning a letter to ex-President Bill Clinton, who would have entered the White House had his wife Hillary Clinton been elected.
“Dear Mrs. Trump, The world thought I was writing this note to Bill Clinton. I am glad that I am not,” Bush wrote in the letter revealed in her upcoming biography. “I wanted to welcome you to the First Ladies' very exclusive club. My children were older and therefore I did not have the problems you do. Whatever you decide to do is your business and yours alone.”
Bush, who died last April, at the age of 92, sent the letter to Melania Trump two weeks after Donald Trump won the election, as the incoming first lady faced scrutiny over whether she would move from New York to Washington, D.C.
“Living in the White House is a joy and their only job is to make you happy,” Bush wrote. “If you decide to stay in NYC that will be fine also. When you come to the White House let your son bring a friend. That is my unasked for advice. God Bless you.”
Melania Trump reportedly was not happy that her husband won the election and that she would be thrust into politics.
Melania Trump and her son finally moved into the White House nearly five months after her husband took office.
Bush’s warm welcome to Melania Trump was a sharp contrast to her decades-long dislike of Donald Trump, as documented in her biography.