The things we’re finding out about our beloved historical figures nowadays…
Apparently, during one of his trips to Washington for a Civil Rights march, MLK tried to get some freakiness poppin’. And that cost him the support of Mrs. JFK for a while.
In explosive tapes to be revealed later this month, the former first lady also tells how she could barely look at images of the iconic leader after he apparently also made derogatory remarks at JFK’s funeral.
Jackie Kennedy’s relationship with Dr King Jr became strained as a result of wire taps arranged by FBI director J. Edgar Hoover.
The taps allegedly caught Martin Luther King trying to arrange a sex party in Washington, although this has been dismissed by some material concocted by Hoover to damage Dr King Jr.
Nonetheless, Jacqueline Kennedy branded Martin Luther King ‘tricky’ and a ‘phoney’ after hearing of the FBI tapes.
In one of the interviews to be broadcast on September 13, she said: ‘I just can’t see a picture of Martin Luther King without thinking, you know, that man’s terrible.’
She said King had mocked her husband’s funeral and Cardinal Richard Cushing, who celebrated Mass at the funeral.
‘He made fun of Cardinal Cushing and said that he was drunk at it,’ she said. ‘And things about they almost dropped the coffin.’
But per Mrs. Kennedy-Onassis’ memory, MLK wasn’t the only hero who liked to talk that yang after work with his friends.
The Jackie Kennedy interview tapes also reveal that President Kennedy saw U.S. participation in Vietnam as ‘hopeless’ and scorned the idea of Lyndon Baines Johnson succeeding him in office.
The explosive never-before-heard memoirs of the former first lady reveal that JFK was highly skeptical about victory in Vietnam.
The memoirs, to be released later this month on the 50th anniversary of JFK’s first year in office, also describe how Kennedy feared what would happen if rival Johnson took office.
Kennedy chose Johnson, a Texas senator and former political rival, as his running mate in 1960 but later fretted about a Johnson presidency.
In a previously unaired 1964 interview with historian and former JFK aide Arthur Schlesinger, Jackie Kennedy said: ‘Jack said it to me sometimes. He said, ‘Oh, God, can you ever imagine what would happen to the country if Lyndon were president?”
She also told how her husband and his brother, then-Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy even discussed ways to prevent Johnson from winning the Democratic nomination in a future contest.
Jacqueline Kennedy added in the interview: ‘He didn’t like that idea that Lyndon would go on and be president because he was worried for the country,” she said.
‘Bobby told me that he’d had some discussions with him.
‘I forget exactly how they were planning or who they had in mind. It wasn’t Bobby, but somebody. Do something to name someone else in ’68.’
Well damn. Who knew our political heroes were this imperfect.