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Wed May 13, 2020, 08:19 PM

Nixon ordered White House guards to dress in these new royal-looking uniforms, reversed his decision



Michael Beschloss ✔@BeschlossDC

Nixon ordered White House guards to dress in these new royal-looking uniforms, reversed his decision after the uniforms were publicly laughed at, 1970:AP



7:54 PM - May 13, 2020


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Reply Nixon ordered White House guards to dress in these new royal-looking uniforms, reversed his decision (Original post)
Dennis Donovan May 13 OP
Leith May 13 #1
The Velveteen Ocelot May 13 #2
cwydro May 13 #3
musette_sf May 13 #4
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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed May 13, 2020, 08:22 PM

1. Oh, Lord...

They look like background extras from the movie Casablanca.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed May 13, 2020, 08:23 PM

2. I remember that.

Nixon caught a whole ration of shit over those uniforms - they looked like marching band uniforms or something out of a Gilbert & Sullivan operetta, and after the laughing subsided the uniforms disappeared. Trump would like something like that, I'm sure, only with more gold, and maybe helmets with spikes like the Kaiser's troops.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed May 13, 2020, 08:24 PM

3. Those guys have some crappy posture.

Wonder what kind of “guards” they were?

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed May 13, 2020, 08:31 PM

4. oh yeah, the Gendarme Clouseau look

très classy

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed May 13, 2020, 08:49 PM

5. Don't show those pics to the Dotard. He'd be all for revitalizing that look

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