Donald Trump Richard Nixon letter: Pat Nixon forecasts real estate personality's success in 1987.

Pat Nixon Predicted Trump’s Political Success After Seeing Him on Donahue in 1987

Pat Nixon Predicted Trump’s Political Success After Seeing Him on Donahue in 1987

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Sept. 8 2015 11:20 AM

Richard Nixon’s Wife Predicted Trump’s Political Success After Seeing Him on Donahue in 1987

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Pat Nixon at the Republican National Convention in Miami in 1972. (Behind her: Bob Dole and Ronald Reagan.)

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The Times reports Tuesday that America's greatest president wrote in 1987 to the man who would become America's foremost 21st-century public intellectual:

To be a fly on the wall during the Nixons' conversations about things that Pat Nixon had seen on Donahue!