Trump to Display Nixon Letter to Him in Oval Office
Donald Trump is planning to add some personal effects to the Oval Office.
The president-elect has told friends he plans to hang a letter on the wall from former Republican President Richard Nixon that essentially predicted he would win the presidency if he ever ran, Politico reported on Tuesday.
“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!” Nixon’s letter to Trump, dated in 1987, read.
The letter was delivered to Trump after former First Lady Pat Nixon saw him in an interview on “The Phil Donahue Show,” saying he would do well in politics.
— Archives Foundation (@archivesfdn) November 9, 2016
Trump has made references to the letter during the campaign and showed it on Fox News in November, saying Nixon “always wanted me to run for office.”
On the Fox show, Trump said of the letter, “It was just amazing that he wrote it.”
Trump added that he didn’t know the former president very well, but has remained close to his family.