When Donald Trump moves from his office in Trump Tower to the Oval Office in the White House on Jan. 20, he’s going to be bringing a very interesting wall decoration with him.
According to Politico, friends of Trump have said that the president-elect has told them that he plans to hang a letter from former President Richard Nixon from almost three decades ago in which the nation’s 37th chief executive told the billionaire real estate mogul that he could win any office he ran for.
The letter, U.S. News and World Report said, came after Nixon’s wife Pat saw Trump on an episode of Phil Donahue’s talk show back in 1987.
“Dear Donald,” the 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!”
Trump told Fox News that the former president “always wanted me to run for office” and that he remained close with his family. Nixon’s grandson, Christopher Nixon Cox, reportedly dined with the president-elect for Thanksgiving and had been considered for the ambassadorship to China.
Presidents are known to make a bit of alteration to the Oval Office to fit their own personal tastes. For instance, the current president removed a bust of Winston Churchill to replace it with one of Martin Luther King Jr.
That will also change under Donald Trump’s presidency, at least if Nigel Farage is accurate. Farage, leader of the U.K. Independence Party, had tweeted that he was ““especially pleased at (Donald Trump’s) very positive reaction to (the) idea that Sir Winston Churchill’s bust should be put back in Oval Office.”
Talk about a yuge move.
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