President Donald Trump has an event scheduled next month for Walt Disney World in Florida ― and it’ll take place just a couple of monorail stops from the scene of an infamous moment in the Watergate scandal that took down President Richard M. Nixon.
That’s outside the Magic Kingdom and across the Seven Seas Lagoon from Disney’s Contemporary Resort, where Nixon delivered some of his most memorable words on Nov. 17, 1973.
“I’m not a crook,” he said during a Q&A session with 400 Associated Press managing editors.
He also made a morbid joke about impeachment.
Asked why he didn’t travel with a back-up plane, Nixon said taking only one aircraft saved money for taxpayers. Then he added: “if this one goes down, they don’t have to impeach.”
Nixon insisted he was innocent at the event.
But nine months later, his presidency would be over.
He resigned on Aug. 9, 1974.
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