A new book titled “Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy,” says that the former first lady didn’t think too highly of civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
She called him “phony” and “tricky” in a 1964 interview in which she spoke about life in the White House.
Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy described King as “phony” and “tricky” in a 1964 interview just made public in a new book about White House life with her husband.
Kennedy, in one of seven Q&A sessions with former JFK aide Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., said King had mocked her slain husband’s funeral Mass and its celebrant, Cardinal Richard Cushing.
“He made fun of Cardinal Cushing and said he was drunk at it,” Kennedy recounted. “And things about they almost dropped the coffin. I just can’t see a picture of Martin Luther King without thinking, you know, ‘That man’s terrible.’”