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President / News Conference #240676

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 25, 1975
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(Studio) President holds news conference
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(White House) Mr. Ford touches on variety of topics. [PRES. - says he hasn't ruled out another tax cut for individuals, if economy doesn't appear to recover as hoped.] On foreign policy, President asked if United States would ever be 1st to use nuclear weapons in war. [Mr. FORD - refuses to discuss utilization of tactical or strategic weapons in event of such a war.] Specifically asked about United States action if North Korea attacks South Korea. [PRES. - says only United States has strong deterrent forces to be used in American's own national interest.] Questioned about recent rise in popularity. [PRES. - believes it's result of consistent, strong domestic policy. Rise also reflects recent difficult foreign decisions; Mayaguez incident named in particular.] Mr. Ford refuses to formally announce plans to run for President, but he assures press of his presidential intentions.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Cronkite, Walter;
Schieffer, Bob

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