Donald Trump wrote Vladimir Putin a personal letter in 2007, congratulating the Russian president on being named “Person of the Year” in TIME magazine, according to a nearly-1,000-page report that the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released Tuesday.
“Dear President Putin,” the letter began. “Congratulations on being named Time magazine’s ‘Man of the Year’—you definitely deserve it. As you probably have heard, I am a big fan of yours! Take care of yourself. With best wishes, Sincerely, Donald J. Trump.”
The future U.S. president put his famous signature on the letter with a thick marker, which he also used to underline the words “I am a big fan of yours!”
I told you @TIME Magazine would never pick me as person of the year despite being the big favorite They picked person who is ruining Germany
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 9, 2015
Time Magazine called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named “Man (Person) of the Year,” like last year, but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot. I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 24, 2017
god, how embarrassing https://t.co/yDD8GxbZKv
— Laura Rozen (@lrozen) August 18, 2020
Holy Lord. I never even wrote something like this to The New Kids on the Block. Wow. https://t.co/BVM8TgRtJh
— Ashlie Weeks (@ashlie_weeks) August 18, 2020
A 60 year old man wrote fan mail to the dictator of America’s biggest enemy and it’s just the most pathetic thing I’ve ever ever read. https://t.co/SelTEPgVHe
— Brian Santa Maria (@briansantamaria) August 18, 2020