Reagan called Africans at UN “monkeys”: Awww, the times when America was great

In a newly unearthed 1971 telephone call, then-California Governor Ronald Reagan shared a racist exchange with President Richard Nixon. “To see those, those monkeys from those African countries. Damn them, they’re still uncomfortable wearing shoes”, Reagan told Nixon. And Nixon laughed heartily.

Saint Reagan a racist?! Oh, fetch our smelling salts. We feel our faintness coming upon us.

And please don’t imply that Mrs Thatcher’s policies unleashed materialism and greed resulting in a spectacular financial crisis and celebrity-obsessed era.

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