During the Cold War, the USA tried to intimidate the Soviet Bloc by convincing them that then president Richard Nixon was an unstable lunatic who was likely to lash out for no rational reason, based on the dubious “madman theory” of foreign policy.
Oregon had the only state-sponsored rock festival in United States history, Vortex I. It was an elaborate ploy to lure young people away from Portland during a planned visit by President Richard Nixon.
Richard Nixon ordered a nuclear attack on North Korea while drunk.
Richard Nixon had the Secret Service uniform redesigned to closely resemble that of European palace guards. The “toy soldier” uniforms were universally ridiculed and only used for a few months before being mothballed; after a decade in storage they were sold to an Iowa high school marching band.
According to unclassified audio tapes of president Johnson, Nixon prolonged Vietnam War for political gain and Johnson knew about it.
The military under Richard Nixon was ordered not to react to any orders from the president due to his depression.
Richard Nixon sabotaged Vietnam peace talks to give himself a better chance in the 1968 U.S. Presidential election, prolonging the war by 5 years.
As a Presidential candidate in 1968, Richard Nixon secretly sabotaged a peace deal in Vietnam. The war went on for 5 more years.
Richard Nixon proposed to his wife on their first date. He pursued her for two years before she said yes. He even drove her on dates with other men during that time, hoping to win her over.
In 1969, in response to one of the largest ever anti-war demonstrations, Richard Nixon wanted Army helicopters to hover over protesters and blow out their candlelit vigil.