In 1947, Truman faced several questions following the crash, in Roswell, New Mexico, of what was initially thought to be a Martian spacecraft but was actually a Ferengi shuttle. Known for being an impatient man, Truman demanded immediate answers from base commander General Denning, while limiting the number of individuals participating in the investigation.
Upon the realization that the Martians, later determined to be Ferengi, came from a species far more advanced than Humanity, Truman wanted the base personnel to try to talk to them; a task assigned to Professor Jeff Carlson.
Once communication was established and demands were made, the Ferengi leader Quark threatened to take his business to the Russians if the Americans did not wish to cooperate. General Denning's response was that he did not have the authority to make such a decision, and that he would have to get clearance from Truman.
After relaying the Ferengi demands to Truman, General Denning stated, "That little piano-playing Democrat's not as dumb as he looks." He noted that Truman was not about to make any deals with the Ferengi until the Americans could learn more about them, a task he was willing to leave in Denning's capable hands. (DS9: "Little Green Men")
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