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.
Dept. of English, UCLA
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