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Michael Beschloss

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“I’m not a quitter.”—Nixon in Checkers speech, tonight 1952 “I have never been a quitter.”—Resignation speech, 1974

A year after quitting, Nixon with wet suit trousers and bare feet, San Clemente beach, August 1975: #AP

Barefoot Nixon makes friends on beach, San Clemente, August 1975:

Nixon lands on Nantucket, September 1980. As someone yells, "Where's Checkers?" he replies, “Checkers died in 1964. Cocker spaniels don’t live long, you know.” #Holmes

Michael Beschloss

@BeschlossDC

PRESIDENTS OF WAR, 9 other books. @NBCNews Presidential Historian. Host, “Fireside History,” MSNBC on @Peacock. PBS contributor. Born Chicago. Opinions my own.

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