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Whose first presidential order was, "Let's get this goddamn thing airborne"?

Question #4244. Asked by COCO.
Last updated Jun 07 2021.

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That was Lyndon Johnson.

Jul 14 2000, 4:41 AM
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This states that he simply said, "Now, let's get this thing airborne."

Johnson, his left hand on a small black Bible, his right held high, repeated firmly: I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. So help me God.

The First Order. The President leaned forward, kissed Lady Bird on the forehead. Mrs. Johnson turned to Jackie, held her hand and said: "The whole nation mourns your husband." Dallas Police Chief J. E. Curry stepped up and advised the widow: "God bless you, little lady, but you ought to go back and lie down." Replied Jackie: "No thanks, I'm fine." Minutes later Johnson gave his first order as President of the United States. "Now," he said, "let's get this thing airborne."


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Mar 21 2008, 5:51 PM
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