'Big Fan Of Yours!': Trump's Old Fan Mail To Vladimir Putin Revealed - 2020-08-19
President Donald Trump reached out to Russian President Vladimir Putin several times in the years prior to running for election, according to new documents released by the Senate Intelligence Committee.
The messages do not reveal collusion between Trump and Putin over the 2016 election. The links between his campaign and Moscow were detailed elsewhere in the report. But they do show Trump repeatedly flattering Putin, including one letter congratulating the strongman on being named Time's "Person of the Year" in 2007.
Trump told Putin: "You definitely deserve it." He added: "I am a big fan of yours!"