Playing Golf, Sending Christmas Cards–Things Used to Look Very Different Between Clinton and Trump

Clinton Library releases documents showing ties between the two men.
By Steven Klett, Epoch Times
April 12, 2016 5:55 pm Last Updated: April 12, 2016 6:02 pm

In 2016, Bill Clinton and Donald Trump couldn’t be farther from one another on the political landscape. However, that hasn’t always been the case—new documents show a cozy relationship between the Trump and Clinton families.  

I’m also not a matchmaker, but if you two don’t know each other you should.
— Tony August, New Jersey radio and TV host

A series of documents were released by The William J. Clinton Presidential Library on April 12, 2016 and included a revealing letter by New Jersey radio and TV host Tony August who suggested that then-president Clinton should come to an Atlantic City event and meet Trump.

The letter is dated April 2, 1993. 

BRIARCLIFF MANOR, NY - JULY 14: (L-R) Rudolph W. Giuliani, Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, and Billy Crystal attend the 2008 Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation Golf Classic at Trump National Golf Club on July 14, 2008 in Briarcliff Manor, New York. (Photo by Rick Odell/Getty Images)
BRIARCLIFF MANOR, NY – JULY 14: (L-R) Rudolph W. Giuliani, Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, and Billy Crystal attend the 2008 Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation Golf Classic at Trump National Golf Club on July 14, 2008 in Briarcliff Manor, New York. (Rick Odell/Getty Images)

“For the record, lest there be any misunderstanding, I am not, in any way in the employ of Donald Trump, directly or indirectly, nor do I speak for him.”

You have much in common, age, broad vision for the future and most important, the resources and desire to make America bigger and better than it already is.

August continued: “I’m also not a matchmaker, but if you two don’t know each other you should. You have much in common, age, broad vision for the future and most important, the resources and desire to make America bigger and better than it already is.”

There’s been no evidence so far that Clinton attended the event. 

One of the documents released stated that Donald Trump sent Christmas Cards to the Clinton family from the years 1995-2000. 

Another document shows that Bill Clinton, while in office in 1999 followed Trump’s flirtation with running for president in the 2000 election cycle. At the time the current Republican frontrunner was considering running for The Reform Party. 

Politico reports that a news story from 1999 entitled, “Trump has plan to soak the rich,” caught the attention of President Clinton’s deputy press secretary at the time, Jake Siewert.

“We may need guidance on this,” Siewert wrote to members of Clinton’s economic team.