When ‘The King’ met the president: Elvis visited Nixon 50 years ago today

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And you thought Kanye West’s Oval Office meeting with President Trump was wacky.

Today marks the 50th anniversary of what’s considered to be the unlikeliest White House powwow of all time: when Elvis Presley met with President Nixon.

An image of the Dec. 21, 1970, meeting — with Nixon in a staid suit and the King of rock ’n’ roll in one of his wild getups — is still the No. 1 requested photo from the National Archives.

The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum is commemorating the occasion, and other artifacts include two family photos Presley gave Nixon, plus a series of handwritten notes from the rocker to the president on American Airlines stationary.

Elvis told the commander in chief he wanted to be a “federal agent at large” to deal with America’s drug problem. The rocker famously told Nixon in a scrawled note:  “Sir, I can and will be of any service that I can to help the country out,” and, “I will be here for as long as it takes to get the credentials of a federal agent.”

The music legend, who collected police badges, wanted one of his own from the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs.

When West met with Trump in 2018, the rapper said in his odd address, “The constitution is the base of our industry, of our company or country. Would you build a trap door that if something happens, you fall and you end up next to the unibombers? You have to remove that out of the relationship.”

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