I had minimal options to deal with the Soviets building missile test sites, I chose to build a naval blockade to prevent nuclear warfare.
Why did you do the Bay of Pigs invasion?
The Bay of Pigs invasion was mainly to push the new leader Fidel Castro from power because of his new relations with the Soviets, I didn't want communism to win the Cold War.
Why didn't you do anything for Civil Rights?
I know I didn't do much for Civil Rights but I did the best I could, I didn't want hatred from segregationists nor did I want my presidency to be damaged. I advocated for it but didn't act much upon it.