President Donald Trump wrote a personal letter of condolence to the widow of Charlie Daniels after his death, calling him a “true American patriot.”
Daniels recently died at age 83 from a hemorrhagic stroke. He was married to his wife Hazel for 56 years.
His family published the letter from Trump on The Charlie Daniels Band Instagram page, saying they were grateful he took the time to write and send it to them.
“Mr. President, we are honored that you would think of us in our time of grieving. Thank you so much, @realdonaldtrump,” the family wrote.
Daniels had a long career that began with writing for Elvis and included crossover hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” and appearing on albums for Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and others.
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