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President and Vice President / Rift Reports #1655

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 11, 1968
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(Studio) Senator Edmund Muskie discounts report of rift between President and Vice President Muskie says Vice President only expressed hope that American troops might come home; says hope ought not to be basis for division Report on Vice President and President
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Houston, Texas) Vice President takes a.m. stroll; greets people. [HUMPHREY - holds up copy of "The Houston Post" and reads story of United States Marine Corps regular coming home. Called 1st withdrawal of American troops.] Humphrey later said withdrawal didn't indicate general withdrawal. He speak to Defense Secretary Clark Clifford this a.m.
REPORTER: Lou Cioffi

(DC) President won't withdraw his support of Humphrey, but won't tolerate any campaign position that damages administration policy. He'd sacrifice last Democratic vote rather than alter right Vietnam policy.

Cioffi, Lou;
Gill, Bill;
Reynolds, Frank

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