President Richard Nixon’s Secret Recordings: Potty mouth!!!!
“Newly released White House and Camp David recordings from 1973 reveal an angry, often overwrought and anti-Semitic President Richard Nixon coping with the Watergate crisis that would force his resignation a year later.
As in previous recordings, Nixon uses profanity and prejudiced language to mock his political foes and Washington rivals.
In a July 12, 1973 conversation with chief of staff Al Haig, Nixon discusses future judicial nominations, insisting on finding “meanest right-wing” nominees. He adds emphatically, “No Jews. Is that clear? We’ve got enough Jews. Now if you find some Jew that I think is great, put him on there.”
One of the tapes features an awkward, disjointed phone conversation from April 30, 1973, with California Gov. Ronald Reagan, who had called the president to offer his support after Nixon’s dramatic address announcing the resignations of four of his closest aides: chief of staff H.R. “Bob” Haldeman, domestic policy aide John Erlichman, White House counsel John Dean and Attorney General Richard Kleindienst.
In a recorded phone call with Haldeman about an hour after the April 30 speech in which he told the nation that Haldeman and others were resigning, Nixon is heard telling Haldeman, “It’s a tough thing, Bob, for you, for John, the rest, but God damn it, I never want to discuss this son of a b*tch Watergate thing again. Never, never, never, never.”
Nixon expressed bitterness about only one Cabinet officer calling him to express support after the speech.”
Uh oh – someone had a potty mouth tisk tisk!
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Posted on August 21, 2013, in News and tagged Al Haig, news, political, Potty mouth, President, President Richard Nixon, Richard Nixon, Watergate crisis, White House and Camp David. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.