VIDEO: The disconcerting moment when George W. Bush is informed about the 9/11 attacks | The USA Print

VIDEO: The disconcerting moment when George W. Bush is informed about the 9/11 attacks | The USA Print

The twentieth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11 has left behind countless stories and anecdotes that will be remembered throughout the years. After 22 years of the attack that shook the world, One of the events that caught the most attention was the reaction of then-President George W. Bush when he was informed about the Al Qaeda attacks.

On the fateful day, the president visited the Emma E. Booker Elementary School, in Sarasota, Floridain order to promote its educational reform and share with campus members, teachers, students and other members.

The event went smoothly that morning for Bush in the high school’s second-grade classroom. The 16 students who were in the room watched him attentively while he interacted and joked with those present.

VIDEO: The disconcerting moment when George W. Bush is informed about the 9/11 attacks | The USA Print
United States President George W. Bush has his early morning school reading event interrupted by his Chief of Staff, Andrew Card, who informed him of the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers. (Photo: Paul J. Richards / AFP via Getty Images)

However, moments later, he was approached by White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card, who whispered the unfortunate events in his ear. In the next 38 seconds, his gaze remained lost, with a notable change in his expression, while he searched with his eyes for the journalists who were there.

“He froze, tensed and barely moved a muscle.”, were part of the descriptions of what they saw of Bush at that moment, while teacher Kay Daniel, who was at his side, told USA Today that “after Card spoke to him, I asked myself, ‘what happened?’ did I do something wrong?'”.

In the midst of the unfolding national catastrophe, Bush picked up a book and pretended to be reading with the children, but his lost gaze was still noticeable. He proceeded to congratulate the students on their reading progress. and he ended the class. From that point on, Bush retreated to the school library, where he would give his first speech related to the terrorist attacks.

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“The victims were on planes or in their offices; secretaries, businessmen and women, soldiers and officials; mothers and fathers, friends and neighbors. “Thousands of lives were suddenly wiped out by despicable terrorist acts,” declared the Republican after the attacks that were attributed to the terrorist organization Al Qaeda.

Officially, 2,753 people were killed in the attacks on the twin towers, and another 184 in the Pentagon.which was hit by American Airlines Flight 77, which departed from Dulles, Washington, with its initial destination to Los Angeles and carried 59 passengers and crew members who ended up dead.

Subsequently, these acts were the beginning of the war in Afghanistan that began that same year and officially ended on August 30, 2021, with the withdrawal of troops for the subsequent Taliban invasion of that country.

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