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Abe Lincoln With A Hooker? New Book Exposes Presidential Sex Scandals

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A South Florida author’s new book delivers plenty of salacious stories from the Oval Office, detailing everything from John F. Kennedy‘s insatiable libido to Abraham Lincoln‘s patronage of a prostitute.

“There’s a long history of these presidential peccadilloes — whatever Bill Clinton did in the White House, it’s mild,” Dr. Robert Watson, the writer of Affairs of State: The Untold History of Presidential Love, Sex and Scandal, said at a gathering in Fort Lauderdale Tuesday.

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There’s written evidence Honest Abe once visited a working girl — prior to his marriage and presidency — but left before any deeds were done, Watson said.

John F. Kennedy was “the worst dog, I think, probably in history,” Watson said, adding that his wife Jacqueline “knew all about John’s philandering.”

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JFK claimed he’d suffer from headaches if he went more than two days without sex, Watson said, adding that the White House’s secretarial pool was staffed with attractive 20-somethings who “did not type.”

The handsome Kennedy — who was romantically linked to Marilyn Monroe, among other starlets — bedded as many as three different women in a typical week.

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Other tales in the book include: Lyndon Johnson‘s Lone State dalliances; Thomas Jefferson fathering a child with a slave; and the gay rumors circulating around James Buchanan.

Watson is a professor of American Studies at Boca Raton’s Lynn University. Affairs of State: The Untold History of Presidential Love, Sex and Scandal is available now.

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