Trump's 'Amazing' Letter From Nixon Will Hang in Oval Office

'You will be a winner!'
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 12, 2016 5:29 PM CST
Updated Dec 15, 2016 6:00 AM CST

He's not exactly measuring the drapes, but Donald Trump has reportedly settled on one particularly interesting piece of decor for the Oval Office. It's a letter from a previous occupant of the Oval Office, Richard Nixon, written to Trump back in 1987, reports Politico, which calls the letter "prescient." Seems the former president was moved to write to the future president after Pat Nixon saw him interviewed. "Dear Donald, I did not see the program, but Mrs. Nixon told me that you were great on the Donahue Show. As you can imagine, she is an expert on politics and she predicts that whenever you decide to run for office you will be a winner!”

Trump talked about the letter on Fox last month, saying it was "amazing" that Nixon wrote it, notes the Hill. Stephen Colbert seems to agree. "What pollster did Pat Nixon use?" he asked on his show Wednesday night. "Nostradamus?" He then read three other (fake) letters from Nixon to Trump. See the video here. Politico notes that Trump has kept close ties with the Nixon family, adding that former Nixon adviser Roger Stone is also a Trump adviser. One Nixon nugget that probably won't please Trump as much: Carl Bernstein, one of the journalists who helped force Nixon's resignation, complained on CNN over the weekend that Trump lives in a "fact-free" universe. "Richard Nixon was nothing, in terms of lying, compared to what we have seen from Donald Trump." (Nixon also managed to predict this leader's political future about 40 years ago.)

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