“President Trump is the one who did this, and I’m … profoundly grateful,” Blagojevich, who was a Democrat, told reporters Tuesday night at Denver International Airport.

“He’s got obviously a big fan in me,” said Blagojevich, who has gone totally gray since entering prison. “And if you’re asking me what my party affiliation is, I’m a Trump-ocrat.”

“He didn’t have to do this. He’s a Republican president; I was a Democratic governor,” Blagojevich said. “My fellow Democrats have not been very kind to him. … In fact, they’ve been very unkind to him.”