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Excerpts of the President's News Conference

February 08, 1929

I do not contemplate any trips to foreign countries after the 4th of March. I think I have been invited to go to different foreign countries. I don't know just which ones. I think several South American countries with whose representatives and citizens I have happened to come in contact have expressed to me a desire to have me visit their countries.

Now that I am thinking of that, I recall especially the delegation that was in the other day from the Argentine, a delegation of 15 or 20 people, and the man who had charge of presenting them to me expressed a very ardent desire that I should visit that country, and hoped I might come in the immediate future. But I have no plans for anything of that kind. I always tell people that I have so many places still to go to in the United States that I don't know when those will be so much exhausted that I will arrive at a time when I can visit other countries.

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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