• Short Summary

    Cheering supporters at a meeting in a Washington hotel on Sunday (9 June) -- staged by the National Committee for Fairness To The Presidency -- heard President Richard Nixon say that a strong American President was essential for World peace. "With your support" said the President, "I shall do nothing to weaken this office".

  • Description

    1.
    GV & SVs People applauding (2 shots)
    0.13

    2.
    SV Mrs. Nixon signs autograph
    0.16

    3.
    SV Women applauding
    0.21

    4.
    SV Nixon's daughter Julie
    0.24

    5.
    GV Nixon walks to microphone as people applaud
    0.38

    6.
    CU Nixon speaking
    1.54


    NIXON: "What we say here will probably be little noticed by the media, (LAUGHTER AND CLAPPING), but what you have done here and throughout the United States, will be long remembered, not only by the President but by all future Presidents for whom you are working. Looking back ... looking back over these past years .... these five years, and looking at the American Presidency for that matter over the past twenty-seven years when I have I have known it, either as a Congressman or Senator, or Vice-President, or out of office or as President, that a strong American Presidency is essential if we are to have peace in the world, An I can assure you that with your support I shall do nothing that will weaken this office while I am holding this office."




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    Background: Cheering supporters at a meeting in a Washington hotel on Sunday (9 June) -- staged by the National Committee for Fairness To The Presidency -- heard President Richard Nixon say that a strong American President was essential for World peace. "With your support" said the President, "I shall do nothing to weaken this office".

    The meeting was held on the eve of Mr. Nixon's departure for his tour of the Middle East. He told the crowd that his visit would not solve the problems of the area. At one point the President's speech was interrupted by his supporters chanting "God Bless Nixon".

    Mr. Nixon said that during his tour, he would "simply build on the progress which has been made". His trip will include visits to Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Syria and Saudi Arabia. He told his audience that American foreign policy was aimed at helping countries to have the right to independence, security and an ability to seek their own way to achieve their own goals. He added that he would "give assurances to our long-term friends and assurances to these who have been our adversaries".

    At the lunch meeting the President was accompanied by his wife, Pat, his daughters, Tricia and Julie, and several members of his Cabinet.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACWRAC0VC1PW0DYD14G27KR2I6
    Media URN:
    VLVACWRAC0VC1PW0DYD14G27KR2I6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/06/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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