There’s a reason why presidents stopped writing letters to each other like this and it has nothing to do with Trump.
George H.W. Bush wrote this letter to Bill Clinton at a time when the Democratic Party was about pro-business centrism and sought to remedy inefficiencies in the market through market-based government action. Today, the Democratic Party is run by Alinskyite radicals, who rather than take constructive market-based bipartisan action, are more inclined to use executive power to scrap what’s left of the market.
Bill Clinton cut taxes on capital gains allowing the middle class to take back more of their income from investments, upheld law and order by signing the 1993 crime bill and supporting the thin blue line, and implemented welfare reforms by working with a Republican Congress.
Barack Obama has raised taxes, betrayed the thin blue line and undermined fait in law enforcement nation-wide, and has refused to come to the negotiating table, even when Republicans have the largest majority since the Civil War.
Get the difference?