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Satchmo And Nixon
Great story, supposedly true.
Louis Armstrong was flying back from Europe, and on the same plane was then-Congressman Richard Nixon. Nixon was apparently a fan of Louis and they chatted throughout the flight.
When they arrived in New York, Louis said to Nixon, listen I'm an old man and I've got all this stuff to carry, why don't you carry my trumpet for me and help me out?
And that is the story of how Richard Nixon carried Louis Armstrong's stash of weed through customs at the New York airport.