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Reagan / Defense Bill / Campaign '88 Gaffe #117675

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 03, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Announcement by President Reagan that he would veto 1989 defense bill because of its effect on his SDI/Star Wars program reported Report introduced.

(DC: Sheilah Kast) Background to Reagan's decision to veto defense bill reviewed; scenes and photograph shown. [REAGAN - comments.] [Representative Jack BUECHNER - praises Reagan's statement] [In response to reporter's question about rumor that Governor Michael Dukakis has undergone psychiatric care, REAGAN - says "I won't pick on an invalid."] Reaction to Reagan's exit line detailed. [Later, REAGAN - says "I don't think I should have said what I said."] [Vice President George BUSH - says he'll speak to President before commenting.]

Jennings, Peter;
Kast, Sheilah

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