Excerpts of the President's News Conference
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.
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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 https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/349263