THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT IN PHOTO OPPORTUNITY WITH FEDERAL RESERVE CHAIRMAN ALAN GREENSPAN
The Oval Office
9:37 A.M. EST
Q Mr. President, what's the principle you're fighting for in sticking with your plan to ban gays in the military? What's the principle that you believe that makes you want to stick with that?
PRESIDENT CLINTON: I came here to talk about the economy today with Mr. Greenspan. If he wants to express his opinion on that subject, I'll be glad to hear it. (Laughter.) Most people with whom I talk, except you folks, never discuss that. We have other things we're trying to deal with.
Q Sir, there was good news about the economy -- (inaudible.)
PRESIDENT CLINTON: I think that there's a lot of response to the efforts we're making now, but there's also a lot of troubling news about lost jobs. And we've got a lot of work to do -- a lot of work to do.
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