Calvin Coolidge photo

Excerpts of the President's News Conference

July 27, 1928

I don't know just what the plans of the State Department are, either, as to the early conclusion of the peace treaties. I haven't any idea whether there will be any opposition to the treaties in the Senate. There is usually some opposition there to everything, but I understood that the responsible leadership of both parties in the Senate had been participating in these treaty matters and that the action of the State Department had their approval.

* * * * * * *

I don't know just what the State Department is planning as to a recognition of the Chinese Nationalist Government. Those details are in their hands and they haven't sent me any information about it. I suppose that making the treaty with a government usually, if not necessarily, constitutes a recognition of that government. It might not, but generally does.

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

Filed Under



Washington, DC

Simple Search of Our Archives