Thursday, November 14, 1963
November 14, 1963
JFK started a packed day in Washington, D.C. where he held a press conference. He commented on the recent arrest in the Soviet Union of Yale professor Frederick C. Barghoorn, pointedly declaring that he was not pursuing illegal activities and calling for his release.
Other topics discussed included Kennedy chastising the Senate for cutting $480 million from the foreign aid bill, acknowledging that civil rights and tax reduction bills would not pass during the current session in Congress, and suggesting the possibility of bringing several hundred troops home from Vietnam.
After the news conference, JFK traveled to Elkton, Maryland where he cut a blue and gray ribbon opening a section of I-95.
He then flew to LaGuardia airport and made a 28 minute ride through rush hour traffic to Manhattan.