An Interview with President Ronald Reagan

In a bitter mood, he blames the press and praises North

Before President Reagan left the White House on Wednesday to spend Thanksgiving at his ranch near Santa Barbara, Calif., he talked by telephone with Washington Contributing Editor Hugh Sidey.

On his feelings about the turmoil. I have to say that there is bitter bile in my throat these days. I've never seen the sharks circling like they now are with blood in the water.

What is driving me up the wall is that this wasn't a failure until the press got a tip from that rag in Beirut and began to play it up. I told them that publicity could destroy...

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