The Presidency: About 80% Normal

THE PRESIDENCY

The President of the U.S. looked rheumy and sounded irritable. He called a press conference on only 35 minutes' notice, after White House correspondents had complained that he was not keeping them informed, and then he made them wait 25 minutes before he showed up. He had admitted that he had not fully recovered from his recent illness and felt about "80% normal."

Earlier in the week, Johnson had seemed to be bouncing back. He more than rose to the occasion at a White House banquet honoring Vice President Hubert Humphrey (see...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!