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Excerpts of the President's News Conference

January 31, 1928

Nor have I any information on any supposed desire of President [sic] Hoover to stay in or leave the Cabinet.

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No evidence has come to me that the next Treasury surplus will be in excess of the $252,540,000 that has already been made public.

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I haven't any information of any developments as to negotiations between the United States and France for a treaty to outlaw war, other than what has already been given to the press, our general position being that we would like to make treaties of that kind, thinking that it would be more advantageous if they were made with the several great powers than to undertake to make such a treaty with one country alone.

Source: "The Talkative President: The Off-the-Record Press Conferences of Calvin Coolidge". eds. Howard H. Quint & Robert H. Ferrell. The University Massachusetts Press. 1964.

Calvin Coolidge, Excerpts of the President's News Conference Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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