When she was sworn in - in January of 2007, Donald Trump sent Nancy Pelosi warm wishes praising her as "the best" in a personal note.
Trump penned the note on a copy of a New York Times article that chronicled Pelosi's swearing-in, and wrote, "Nancy — you're the best. Congrats. Donald," according to sources familiar with the story
Trump confirmed to POLITICO in 2011 that he wrote the note, but said it was "because I want her to do great, and I want this country to be great, and I [didn't] want her to fail as Speaker. And I like her."
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