June 15, 2016

REAGANESQUE:

Obama meets Dalai Lama in spite of China protest (Reuters, 6/15/16)

U.S. President Barack Obama met the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, at the White House on Wednesday in spite of a warning by China that this would damage diplomatic ties, a White House official said.

35 Years Ago: When Ford Snubbed Solzhenitsyn (Paul G. Kengor, 9/07/10, Vision & Values)

With Solzhenitsyn in town to speak to the AFL-CIO, he was literally down the block from the White House. It was an opportune time for Ford to meet with him. Conservatives, from Republicans like Ronald Reagan, Jack Kemp, and Jesse Helms, to anti-communist Democrats like Scoop Jackson, urged the president to do so.

Ford refused. [...]

Ronald Reagan was so upset that he challenged Ford for the Republican presidential nomination the next summer. The Solzhenitsyn snub was one of the final straws for Reagan.

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