Informal Exchange with Reporters
Soviet Leadership Changes
Q. Mr. President, what about Gromyko [Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet]? What about Gromyko?
The President. That's an internal matter. I'm not going to talk about that.
Q. -- all the appropriations bills?
The President. I hope so.
Q. -- bill and the abortion provision? Will you veto it?
The President. What?
Q. The abortion bill?
The President. I'll have to look at the bill.
Mr. President, are you calling the Democrats appeasers? You mentioned
The President. We can't hear you over
there. I'm late. I've got a date in
Q. Are the Democrats appeasers? Are the Democrats appeasers?
The President. Well, let's just say I disagree with their position on things like that.
Note: The exchange began at at the South Portico of the White House.