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The President's News Conference

March 14, 1930

THE PRESIDENT. I am sorry I haven't anything that I can tell you about without making trouble for somebody else, and on this occasion I will keep still.

I haven't had any very great crop of questions of late, so I assume that you are able to get most of the news needed from some other quarter.


Q. Not from London, Mr. President ?

THE PRESIDENT. I think they are getting ahead in London--making progress.


Q. Is there any new development from Haiti that you can speak about, Mr. President ?

THE PRESIDENT. We have had a telegram from the Commission stating that they think they have reached a settlement of a program.

Q. With Borno?

THE PRESIDENT. Yes, with all sides. I assumed that was in the press from down there.

Q. Yes, it was, this morning.

THE PRESIDENT. So I am afraid I can't add anything to the current supply.

Note: President Hoover's ninety-sixth news conference was held in the State, War, and Navy Building at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 14, 1930.

The settlement, to which the President referred, called for President Louis Borno to resign and Eugene Roy to become temporary president until elections could be held and a new government formed.

Herbert Hoover, The President's News Conference Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/211656

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