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they were about to announce it the day before it happened. We were a
weekly. Even though we knew what appeared to be up, we were not his
target at that point. Now in the missile--
What about the analysis of the Bay of Pigs after the fact?
I'm not aware of it.
Did he have a very low tolerance for being criticized?
On a human, in a human level in a sense?
Very low. Oh yeah, very low. He couldn't stand
criticism. Very few presidents can.
Did you meet with him ever?
With Kennedy? Slightly. A couple of times. A matter of
fact, I saw him the day before he was shot. I met with him. We were
in Miami at the Board of the Inter-American Press Association. And I
think I told you this story. Yes, I did. And then the next, noon,
he was no more.
Of course, Johnson had his bear hug on you every time you got
within reach of his arms.
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