Hoover attacks FDR’s New Deal during huge New York rally 80 years ago today (1932)

Video: 'Republicans campaign for President 1932' (Oct. 31, 1932 at 1:57)

(Monday, October 31, 1932, evening, during the 1932 presidential campaign) — In a campaign speech to an overflow crowd tonight at Madison Square Garden in New York, U.S. President Herbert Hoover declared that the “inchoate new deal,” proposed by Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt and his supporters would “destroy the very foundations of our government and crack the timbers of the Constitution.”

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