Former US President Reagan called Africans “monkeys”

Former US President Ronald Reagan is reported to have called Africans at UN conference “monkeys” for opposing the USA during a vote. The late Reagan according to newly released tapes published by a US magazine made the comment in a conversation with then-President Richard Nixon. The comments were made in a 1971 telephone call between the two leaders. Reagan said “To see those… monkeys from those African countries – damn them, they’re still uncomfortable wearing shoes!” Mr Nixon, who quit as president in 1974, can then be heard laughing. Mr…

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