Daily Stormer:

In Chicago the demonstrators got close enough to rough up Pompidou and spit on his wife. “This is unconscionable,” raged Nixon. “The fucking Jews think they can run the world. Well…” And on and on.

While researching for the claim, I came across this Washingtonpost article that has other similar quotes by Nixon:

"The Jews are all over the government," Nixon complained to his chief of staff, H.R. "Bob" Haldeman, in an Oval Office meeting recorded on one of a set of White House tapes released yesterday at the National Archives. Nixon said the Jews needed to be brought under control by putting someone "in charge who is not Jewish" in key agencies.

Washington "is full of Jews," the president asserted. "Most Jews are disloyal." He made exceptions for some of his top aides, such as national security adviser Henry Kissinger, his White House counsel, Leonard Garment, and one of his speechwriters, William Safire, and then added:

"But, Bob, generally speaking, you can't trust the bastards. They turn on you. Am I wrong or right?"

Haldeman agreed wholeheartedly. "Their whole orientation is against you. In this administration, anyway. And they are smart. They have the ability to do what they want to do--which is to hurt us."

Did Richard Nixon say, "Jews think they can run the world"?

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    Why do you keep repeating claims from the stormer? You know they're Nazis, right? Mar 1, 2017 at 21:55
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    @CPerkins There are several reasons. The first is that I want to understand this ideology. And some people think they can shut me up whenever I speak about certain topics by the abuse of power. I don't like that. Mar 1, 2017 at 23:05
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    You can remove the Stormer link altogether, since the quote is taken from the book, as you have shown. I think the latter is much more notable than the former. Mar 1, 2017 at 23:27
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    What's with the obsession with Jew questions?
    – user6591
    Mar 2, 2017 at 1:49
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    What people are those? Mar 2, 2017 at 14:36

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The quote is in the 2002 book President Nixon: Alone in the White House at page 170.

I can't tell if the book is quoting H. R. Haldeman's diary or not.

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    Is this book reliable? Mar 1, 2017 at 23:31
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    @MohammadSakibArifin my guess is it is based upon the 26 February 1970 diary entry of Hardeman.
    – DavePhD
    Mar 1, 2017 at 23:44
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    @DavePhD Yep. I'm just leery of blindly accepting a book's sourcing of a quote (e.g. most quotes involving Gandhi and Christianity). In this case, the source isn't some vaguely specified interview, but rather an actual document that can be read and confirmed to have/not have said quote.
    – Tory
    Mar 3, 2017 at 15:04
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    @Tory yes, I agree completely. The Nixon library has the actual diaries nixonlibrary.gov/virtuallibrary/documents/haldeman-diaries/… but the relevant ones aren't online. And there is the book form books.google.com/… but I don't know how complete that is. I can't find such a quoting using google-search in the book
    – DavePhD
    Mar 3, 2017 at 15:33
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    I got a copy of The Haldeman Diaries. The entry for 26 Feb 1970: "Really raged again today against United States Jews because of their behavior toward Pompidou. Has decided to postpone Jewish arms supply for their 'unconscionable conduct'. Also said, in front of [Kissinger], not to let any Jews see him about the Middle East. Said they can go talk to Lindsay and Rockefeller about whether they can provide arms for Israel. As made as he's been since we got here." So "unconscionable" is a direct quote, but there's nothing like "run the world". Nov 3, 2022 at 20:24

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