White House releases handwritten note Obama penned in tribute to Lincoln's Gettysburg Address after he is accused of snubbing predecessor
The essay, released Tuesday on the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's historic speech, is the exact length of the Gettysburg Address: 272 words
The release of the letter comes amid the criticism Obama has lately received for omitting the 'under God' part of the speech during a recent recitation and for not attending this year's commemorative gathering at the historic battlefield
By Daily Mail Reporter
PUBLISHED: 01:35 EST, 20 November 2013 | UPDATED: 02:52 EST, 20 November 2013
The White House released a letter Tuesday handwritten by President Obama and dedicated to the memory of Abraham Lincoln and his historic Gettysburg Address.
Just like the unforgettable speech, Obama’s letter contains 272 words and became public on the 150th anniversary of the day Lincoln honored the soldiers who died in the Civil War bloodbath.
It also comes at a time when Obama is facing disastrous approval ratings and amid criticism he’s taken for choosing not to attend a Gettysburg memorial.
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