Now that Donald Trump has defeated Hillary Clinton to become our next president, we are learning that his election was predicted by multiple former Republican presidents.
First, we discovered that Ronald Reagan wanted Donald Trump to run for president, and now we know that President Richard Nixon once penned a letter to Trump in which he claimed “whenever you decide to run for office you will be a winner!”
According to Breitbart, in 1987, Nixon wrote a letter to Trump regarding a TV appearance his wife Pat Nixon enjoyed:
Trump had agreed to a profile on the popular show Donahue, airing in December of that year. “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!” the short letter read.
The letter became public as part of the release of a Donald Trump biography titled Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success.
Here’s a copy of the letter:
Breitbart also highlighted the similarities between Nixon’s 1968 presidential campaign and Trump’s 2016 victory:
As Republican nominee, Nixon won the 1968 largely on the back of a campaign targeting middle-class Americans who felt the Kennedy and Johnson administrations had allowed the government to descend into chaos, particularly in the context of the rudderless Vietnam war. These voters he dubbed the “Silent Majority” in a 1969 speech. Trump’s campaign echoed many of the sentiments of that election, down to using the term to refer to those whose livelihoods were threatened or eliminated entirely by the growing global economy.
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Presidents Nixon and Reagan saw something in Trump that millions of Americans saw as well, a leader that could guide America into the future! Neither Nixon nor Reagan lived to see Trump become president, but both men realized the important role our newly elected president could and will have on our nation!
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