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The President's News Conference

December 20, 1929

THE PRESIDENT. Well, I have a complete blank on this occasion, and I don't think that we will bother to have a conference on Tuesday. You will want to go away for Christmas, and I will be too lazy, so I wish to take this occasion to wish you a merry Christmas, and will have a chance to wish you a happy new year later on.

Q. Will there be a Cabinet meeting Tuesday, Mr. President ?

THE PRESIDENT. I hadn't thought about it, but now that you mention it I will take your advice.

Q. Do you want to tell us about your Christmas plans ?

THE PRESIDENT. I have none. The house is making the usual preparation of green and things that belong to the season. I don't expect to go away and there is nothing special happening.

Q. Are Christmas presents arriving at the White House ?

THE PRESIDENT. One or two turkeys already in.

Note: President Hoover's seventy-sixth news conference was held in the White House at 4 p.m. on Friday, December 20, 1929.

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/208386

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