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Ronald Reagan’s Long-Hidden Racist Conversation With Richard Nixon

Ronald Reagan’s Long-Hidden Racist Conversation With Richard Nixon

ReagaNixon racist conversationThe day after the United Nations voted to recognize the People’s  Republic of China, then–California Governor Ronald Reagan phoned  President Richard Nixon at the White House and vented his frustration at  the delegates who had sided against the United States.

“Last night, I  tell you, to watch that thing on television as I did,” Reagan said.  “Yeah,” Nixon interjected. Reagan forged ahead with his complaint: “To  see those, those monkeys from those African countries—damn them, they’re  still uncomfortable wearing shoes!” Nixon gave a huge laugh.

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