Listen: Governor Ronald Reagan, Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation And Richard Nixon discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition
"Here's one pretty big story that got buried because of the pre presidential presidential democratic debates and it's a story about an American president who is racist and no it's not the one you're thinking of some surprising audio recordings have surfaced of a phone conversation. Nearly a half century ago between President Richard Nixon and future President Ronald Reagan President Richard Nixon recorded himself talking to then California Governor Ronald Reagan in October nineteen seventy one the day after the United Nations voted to recognize the People's Republic of China Reagan had phone Nixon at the White House to vent his frustration at African delegates who celebrated the vote <music> cover comfortable where the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation said it said that fifty years ago he shouldn't have and he would be the first person to apologize. You'll be the first person you should be the only person to apologize. What does I mean? It would be weird if he was like well apologize but only if those monkeys apologize I what a strange thing to say. Also they like if he said there's a recording he said the thing so now that recording come out Ronald Reagan will have to be cancelled which is going to be hard because life cancelled him I well it takes a lot of work to cancel Hansel a dead person. You got to hold a seance some this spirit back from the dead. We like Ronald Reagan. We have called you back to tell you by Felicia so now because of these newly released tapes Ronald Reagan officially has a racist Asterix next to his name as do many former presidents Woodrow Wilson was a segregationist Andrew Jackson wiped out native Americans. Thomas Jefferson had sex with his slaves and George H W Bush shot to Puck Yeah said it proved me wrong so on the one hand it there's disturbing that America has a history of racist presidents but look on the bright side it also means that Donald Trump is more presidential than we"