President Jimmy Carter Confirms Willie Nelson Smoked Weed On White House Roof
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When Willie Nelson told a story that he smoked weed on the roof of the White House it was only natural that people were highly suspicious to whether or not the story was true. After all we’re talking about the actual White House where the President of the United States lives, along with members of the secret service. So how on earth could Nelson possibly manage to smuggle weed into the White House and smoke it?
President Carter not only confirms Willie Nelson’s story about smoking weed on top of the White House, he also admits that Willie got stoned with his own son, Chip Carter.
“When Willie Nelson wrote his autobiography he confessed that he smoked pot in the White House and he said that his companion was one of the servants at the White House. It was actually one of my sons.”
In his 1988 autobiography, Willie, Chapter 14 starts out:
“Sitting on the roof of the White House in Washington, DC, late at night with a beer in one hand and a fat Austin Torpedo in the other. My companion on the roof was pointing out to me the sights and layout of how the streets run in Washington… I let the weed cover me with a pleasing cloud… I guess the roof of the White House is the safest place to smoke dope.”
Nelson was at the White House getting set to perform a concert on the lawn which included singing a duet with First Lady Rosalyn Carter. That night, before Nelson went to bed, he climbed on the roof of the White House and smoked a joint with Chip Carter who was 28 years old at the time.
The film Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President was released September 9, 2020 and focused on how rock music helped propel the former President into the White House, and the significant role that music has played in President Carter’s life and work.
Check out a clip of the movie below where President Carter admits to the story about Willie Nelson.