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In 1970, Elvis Presley met U.S. pres­i­dent Richard Nixon in the Oval Of­fice at the White House. They posed for a photo that Nixon aides hoped would boost the pres­i­dent’s im­age with Amer­ica’s youth. All the singer wanted was a Drug En­force­ment Agency badge for his col­lec­tion. Presley — who, ac­cord­ing to most ac­counts, was high on pills at the time — lec­tured Nixon on the evils of drugs, the Bea­tles, hip­pies and com­mu­nists.

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Pres­i­dent Richard Nixon meets Elvis at the White House on Dec. 21, 1970.

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