May 2, 1965. While LBJ is dealing with the Dominican crisis in Washington, Lady Bird was in Texas:
“‘At the Ranch I had watched his TV report to the nation on the Dominican Republic on the reason for the American presence there. I saw a twenty-minute news clip of it. He had a cold; he was obviously very tired; the teleprompter didn’t work, I soon became aware; but with great earnestness, clearly and solemnly, he explained why we were there—to save lives, to prevent a takeover by a communist regime that did not represent the country but was dominated by outside forces.”
Lady Bird Johnson, A White House Diary, New York: Dell Books, 1971, pg 288-289.