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Reagan Gives Call of Support to Nixon During Watergate

From the Nixon tapes, then California Governor Ronald Reagan calls President Nixon to give his support during the height of the Watergate Scandal. Nixon had just given a televised address to the nation announcing that Haldeman and Erlichman had been let go, and that John Dean had been fired. It was the most gut-wrenching decision of the Nixon presidency–save Nixon’s own resignation the following year. Nixon allegedly got drunk after the speech and proceeded to make a series of emotional phone calls. On this call, it sounds as though Nixon has calmed down a bit, but is still out of it. “This too shall pass,” says Reagan.

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Submitted by: Paul Hardart
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