President Richard Nixon’s White House tapes have truly become the political gift that keeps on giving, even after all these years. Take this latest timely treat, for example, that ABC News’ indefatigable research team rooted out like keen-nosed truffle pigs: In this clip, we’ll hear Nixon’s colorful take on “that kid” Fred Thompson, who clearly didn’t strike Tricky Dick as the sharpest tool in the shed.

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