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May 20, 1985
Cuban Freedom day & today Radio Marti went on the air. Castro responded immediately by canceling the immigration agreement by which we were returning to him the criminals & mental patients he dumped on us in the Mariel boatlift & he was sending us pol. prisoners he’s been holding. We’ll have to wait & see if he evokes that mil. watt jammer he has which could knock out commercial radio & T.V. in half our country.
We launched our summer jobs for teenagers program in the Rose Garden. As usual the sportscasters are doing the selling job. We’re pitching for a special minimum salary for kids as a help.
Our ec. briefing was kind of iffy—right now the mkt on Wall street has broken the record—the Dow Jones hit 1304.85. Interest rates have dropped but growth has slowed. Met with 3 members of Congress—call themselves part of the Conservative Opportunity Society. They have a plan for P.R.—selling our issues to the public & thus to the Congress. It makes a lot of sense. Wound up the day with a party in the Rose Garden—a farewell to Mike Deaver who goes out into the world on his own in the P.R. Business.