New Year's Day Informal Exchange With Reporters.
Q. Mr. President?
THE PRESIDENT. Helen [Helen Thomas, United Press International], where have you been lately? Good to see you.
Q. [Laughter] Have you got any message for the world on New ¥ear's or do you have any New Year's resolutions?
THE PRESIDENT. Well, we're going to have a good transition and try to turn over the Nation and the Government in good condition and just pray that we'll continue to have peace and prosperity for the American people.
Q. What about the game?
THE PRESIDENT. It's hard for me to stay neutral when Georgia is playing.
Q. Are you feeling better?
THE PRESIDENT. I feel fine.
Q. I'll be around.
THE PRESIDENT. I'll look forward to seeing you again. See you all later.
Note: The exchange began at 9:40 a.m. on the South Lawn of the White House as the President departed Washington, D.C., to attend the Sugar Bowl football game between the University of Georgia and Notre Dame in New Orleans, La.
Jimmy Carter, New Year's Day Informal Exchange With Reporters. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/250878