George W. Bush - My Fake Diary
Thursday, 13 September 2012
I could have done without CNN putting this on their site:
Q) President George W. Bush was in a Florida classroom when he learned about the second plane hitting the World Trade Center - ensuring the fact that the United States was under attack by an unknown enemy. While taking pictures with the students, a reporter tried to slip a question to Bush about the attacks. What was Bush's response?
A) In a colorfully decorated classroom in Florida, White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card whispered to the president that a second plane had hit the World Trade Center in New York. The news, which came after the president learned about the first jet hitting the towers, cemented the fact that the United States was under attack.
At the end of the visit, while taking pictures in the classroom, a reporter asked Bush if he was aware of the attacks.
"I'll talk about it later," Bush said.
Recalling the events from the classroom in a press conference later in the week, Bush reflected trying to balance his time with the children and the fact that the country was at war.
"I'm sitting in the midst of a classroom with little kids, listening to a children's story and I realize I'm the commander-in-chief and the country has just come under attack," Bush told the White House Press Corps.
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