Where did it come from? Donald Trump had appeared on Phil Donohue’s daytime TV talk show in 1987 — and his performance impressed Nixon’s wife, Pat
Four days before Christmas that same year, Nixon wrote to Trump:
“Dear Donald, I did not see the program, But Mrs. Nixon told me you were great."
“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!”
He signed the letter with his “warm regards.’’