11 Strange Things Presidents Have Banned from the White House
Current and former Commanders in Chief have been picky about what’s allowed on the property.
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Rutherford B. Hayes’ wife, so-called “Lemonade Lucy,” went down in history for keeping hard drinks out of the White House between 1877 and 1881. Some say President Hayes was the real buzz kill, though, using the ban to win over the Republican Party’s temperance advocates. Hayes wasn’t the only president to keep the White House sober without the help of Prohibition, though. Eleanor Roosevelt allowed wine but no hard liquor in the White House during Franklin D. Roosevelt’s term. Plus, Jimmy Carter kept the building “dry” during his presidency, and only took a tiny glass of wine to toast with during a Soviet arms summit. Even today, these are 10 everyday things no U.S. president is allowed to do in office.