Yes, about four o'clock. He telephoned me at the residence and he said they've started the coup and he said I want to know what the attitude of the United States government is. Well, I said, its four o'clock in the morning in Washington
and I don't know what the attitude is. Oh, he said, you must have an idea. No, I said, I haven't, but I said I'm very alarmed about your personal safety and I have taken steps so that you can be made titular chief of state in a new government or that you can be flown out of the country to some safe place or else, I said, I offer you asylum here in the residence. He said no. He said I'm going to restore order here. Je vais ramener loi, or something like that.