Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, left, is joined by his wife, Patti, daughters Annie and Amy at a news conference outside his home Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Illinois Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich gushed about Donald Trump a day after the Republican president commuted his sentence for political corruption.

Blagojevich spoke Wednesday outside his Chicago home, praising Trump throughout his remarks. A large sign hanging on a porch outside his home expressed gratitude to the Republican Trump. It read, “Thanks Mr. President.” The former governor walked out of a federal prison in Colorado on Tuesday after serving eight years of a 14-year sentence for wide-ranging political corruption and just hours after Trump officially commuted his sentence.