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Campaign `72 / Nixon Press Conference #21675

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 27, 1972
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(Studio) President Nixon calls impromptu news conference
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(White House) Nixon predicts despite polls, this will be a close, hard-fought election. Declines specific comment on Eagleton's problems, saying he directed staff to campaign on issues. Reminds reporters that in 1952, Eisenhower was urged to bump his Vice Presidential candidate Nixon. Points out his own medical history is public record. Nixon criticizes United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim for his remarks on United States bombing of North Vietnam dikes. President contends such critics have been duped by Communist propaganda. Points out North Vietnam killings of thousands of South Vietnam civilians. Says chance for negotiated settlement of war is better now, but Congress moves to end war only prolong it.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

Jarriel, Tom;
Smith, Howard K.

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