It’s customary for new U.S. citizens to receive a letter signed by the president welcoming them as Americans, but typically that letter comes from the current U.S. president.
Not so for the husband of Aisha Sultan, a syndicated columnist at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Her husband, who is referred to in the letter only as “My fellow American,” received a signed letter Friday not from President Trump, but from his predecessor, Barack Obama.
My British-born husband takes his oath of citizenship today. In the packet for new Americans, the welcome letter from POTUS is from Obama. ???? pic.twitter.com/O56cMj0hhx
— Aisha Sultan (@AishaS) July 14, 2017
“My British-born husband takes his oath of citizenship today. In the packet for new Americans, the welcome letter from POTUS is from Obama,” she tweeted.
The State Department hasn’t updated this yet?
omg they haven’t updated that yet? https://t.co/G4hV5bWAOU
— Andrew Losowsky (@losowsky) July 14, 2017
Or is someone doing it on purpose:
This is … strange … https://t.co/K4pKdIIG3z
— Arwa Gunja (@Arwa_Gunja) July 14, 2017
Of course, Obama fans loved it,
Actually I hope they keep it that way, the only welcome letter that matters: it’s the one I received when I became citizen. Respect, O! ???? https://t.co/fyWHITjcGW
— FrancescoFrancavilla (@f_francavilla) July 15, 2017
one hell of a lucky break for your husband https://t.co/6W9FQ5Yx3y
— robneyer (@robneyer) July 15, 2017
Would that piss you off?