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Carter News Conference #56322

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jan 26, 1979
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(Studio) Carter press conference reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) China (PR) relations with Taiwan considered. Edward Kennedy resolution pledging United States aid if Taiwan endangered noted. [CARTER - speaks of Kennedy resolution as unnecessary.] Issues noted: effect on US-USSR relations by US-China relations; Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT); economy; and budget. [CARTER - does not apologize for having strong defense budget; denies taking from poor for defense] Re: slogan New Fndn. [CARTER - comments.] Quip by Senator Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia noted. 1980 presidential race, United States listening posts on USSR soil, and Iranian situation noted as ducked issues.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Donaldson, Sam;
Reynolds, Frank

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