Tape Released of Pierre Trudeau's Phone Call of Support to Richard Nixon in 1973
"...The two-minute call was placed on May 11 that year during the height of the Watergate scandal that eventually doomed the Nixon presidency.
Trudeau said he wanted to let Nixon know how 'distressed' he was by 'all of this noise that is going on around the Watergate thing.'
Trudeau added that he had 'great confidence and respect' for Nixon and how politicians realize how an issue like can be 'seized upon and distorted'.
Nixon replied to Trudeau that it was very kind of him to call and referred to the Watergate controversy as a 'deplorable incident'..."
Trudeau-Nixon Call: Pierre Trudeau Offered Nixon Support Over 'Watergate Thing' (and vid)
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