Exchange With Reporters Prior to a Meeting With Chairman Stanislav Shushkevich of Belarus
Surgeon General Nominee
Q. Mr. President, are you confident that Dr. Elders has the answers to the questions she'll be asked tomorrow?
The President. I think she'll do very well.
Let me also say while Chairman Shushkevich is here that I am very honored to have him here in the White House. And I want to thank him publicly for the support his country has given to the nonproliferation regime and to START I. We're going to have a good partnership. I look forward to its development. And I very much appreciate the fact that he has come here off of a successful commitment by his nation to be nonnuclear. And it means a lot to the United States and to the world.
Midwest Disaster Assistance
Q. Are you concerned about getting the flood money from the House, sir?
The President. No, not from what I heard about that. I think it's okay.
NOTE: The exchange began at 5:40 p.m. in the Oval Office at the White House. A tape was not available for verification of the content of this exchange.
William J. Clinton, Exchange With Reporters Prior to a Meeting With Chairman Stanislav Shushkevich of Belarus Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/220134