• Short Summary

    AN ANGRY PRESIDENT KENNEDY YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) DESCRIBED A GBP209 MILLION CUT IN HIS FOREIGN AID PROGRAMME AS "UNPRECEDENTED, UNWARRANTED AND UNWISE." THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT WAS SPEAKING AT AN IMPROMPTU WHITE HOUSE PRESS CONFERENCE TO DENOUNCE THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR CUTTING FOREIGN AID AUTHORISATIONS BY A SEVENTH.

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    AN ANGRY PRESIDENT KENNEDY YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) DESCRIBED A GBP209 MILLION CUT IN HIS FOREIGN AID PROGRAMME AS "UNPRECEDENTED, UNWARRANTED AND UNWISE." THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT WAS SPEAKING AT AN IMPROMPTU WHITE HOUSE PRESS CONFERENCE TO DENOUNCE THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR CUTTING FOREIGN AID AUTHORISATIONS BY A SEVENTH.

    MR KENNEDY SAID THAT ALTHOUGH AID BILLS HAD BEEN CUT BEFORE, THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1945 THAT THE LEADERSHIP OF ONE PARTY HAD LED THE ATTACK.REPUBLICANS VOTED ALMOST SOLIDLY FOR THE CUT BUT THE PRESIDENT MADE NO MENTION OF THE 66 DEMOCRATS WHO JOINED THE OPPOSITION FORCES AND MADE THE DEFEAT POSSIBLE.

    THERE ARE REPORTS THAT SOME OF THE MONEY WILL BE RESTORED WHEN THE BILL REACHES THE SENATE BUT IN THE MEANTIME PRESIDENT KENNEDY IS ANNOYED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA949MJGTV3SGSH0CD4IJYI8Y5Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA949MJGTV3SGSH0CD4IJYI8Y5Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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