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Excerpts of the President's News Conference

May 11, 1928

It was brought to my attention today that the National Zeitung of Berlin on the 21st of April printed what they said was an article by me. I never wrote any such article and never authorized it. It was an entire fake. Yet it had a heading on it which was signed "The Editor, " saying that it was my article. I tell you that so if you see it none of you may feel slighted because you didn't get the fake.

PRESS: Could you tell us what the story was?

PRESIDENT: It purported to be some statement by me about American conditions, international relations, and so on. I didn't read it.

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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