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‘Monkeys wearing shoes’: Shocking new tape reveals racist exchange between Nixon and Reagan

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A new audio recording was unearthed revealing a racist conversation between former President Richard Nixon and then California Gov. Ronald Reagan.

According to The Atlantic, the conversation came just after the United Nations voted to recognize the People’s Republic of China. Nixon vented to Reagan about the countries that voted against the United States.

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“Last night, I tell you, to watch that thing on television as I did,” Reagan said.

“Yeah,” Nixon interjected.

“To see those, those monkeys from those African countries, damn them, they’re still uncomfortable wearing shoes!” Reagan said while Nixon laughed.

The recording was part of Nixon’s taping system, which was taken over by the Nixon Presidential Library. Some tapes have been delayed for release. Only recently (2017 and 2018) the National Archives began to review the tapes. Two weeks ago this tape was released.

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Presidential racism has seen a resurgence in the past month as President Donald Trump has gone on racist tirades about congresswomen of color and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) who represents the people of West Baltimore. Trump lashed out at the residents of Baltimore, saying that they weren’t even human for wanting to live there.

Read the full report and listen to the recording at The Atlantic.

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In extreme crises, conservatism can turn to fascism. Here’s how that might play out

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5 movie "Back to the Future," Marty McFly (played by Michael J. Fox) travels in a time machine from the 1980s to the 1950s. When he tells people of the '50s he is from the '80s, he is met with skepticism.

1950s person: Then tell me, future boy, who's President of the United States in 1985?

This article first appeared at Salon.com.Marty McFly: Ronald Reagan.

1950s person: Ronald Reagan? The actor? [chuckles in disbelief] Then who's vice president? Jerry Lewis [comedian]?

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Body language expert Dr. Jack Brown posted the photo and gave his own analysis of what he believed was happening in the photo.

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Internet cracks up at possible fake Mitt Romney Twitter account — and wants him to ‘run against Trump as Pierre Delecto’

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Slate reporter Ashley Feinberg wrote that she may have discovered a secret Mitt Romney Twitter account under the name Pierre Delecto.

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