President-elect Donald Trump was and is a big fan of Richard Nixon. He has decided to hang the letter that he received from Nixon in the Oval Office where Nixon’s wife Pat predicted that Trump would one day be President. I think that will be a terrific addition and one that means the world to Trump. He received the letter in 1987 and has kept it close ever since.
Pat Nixon saw Donald Trump for the first time on The Phil Donahue Show. She said she knew instantly that Trump was destined for political greatness and she was right. Richard Nixon evidently urged Trump repeatedly to run for office. If he were alive, he would be very proud of his protege today. Trump’s long time adviser and friend, Roger Stone, also came from the Nixon era.
Trump has told friends he plans to hang in the Oval Office a personal letter written to him in 1987 by former President Richard Nixon that predicted he would win political office, POLITICO has learned.
The letter was sent to Trump after former first lady Pat Nixon saw him interviewed on “The Phil Donahue Show” in December 1987 and thought to herself, a political star is born.
Trump showed off the letter in an interview with Fox News last month. In the interview, he said Nixon “always wanted me to run for office.” The president-elect remains close with the Nixon family — Nixon’s grandson Christopher Nixon Cox was reportedly a guest at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate for Thanksgiving and was a short-lister for ambassador to China. (The job eventually went to Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad.)
Former Nixon adviser Roger Stone, who has a tattoo of the ex-president’s face etched on his back, is also a longtime friend and adviser to Trump.
“Dear Donald,” the Dec. 21, 1987 letter read. “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!” The letter was right to the point and prescient. It turns out that Trump’s wife Melania also predicted that if he ran, he would win.
President-elect Trump will also move the bust of Winston Churchill back into the Oval Office, something that will thrill Nigel Farage of Britain. Nigel Farage, former leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), met with Trump last month and tweeted: “Especially pleased at @realDonaldTrump‘s very positive reaction to idea that Sir Winston Churchill’s bust should be put back in Oval Office.”
Trump will bring back some dignity to the White House and the office of the President. He will also show strength and reconnect with allies such as Britain and Israel. All of these changes are extremely welcome and a massive improvement over Barack Obama.