Pat Nixon and Donald Trump

In 1987—more than a decade after President and Mrs. Nixon left the White House—Pat Nixon was watching "The Donahue Show." It was December, and one of the guests on the show was Donald Trump.

Although the former President was not watching the show, he learned all about it from his wife. So impressed was Pat with Trump that she predicted he'd win the election if he ever ran for public office.

Nixon sent a letter to Trump, on the 21st of December 1987, letting him know how impressed his wife was with Trump's appearance. Signing the letter with his initials—RMN—Nixon personally emphasized the word "great" in his letter.

Click on the image for a full-page view of the letter.

Media Credits

Image of a letter, written by former President Richard Nixon to Donald Trump, maintained at the Nixon Presidential Library. Public Domain.


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