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

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!