Andy Card Describes Moment He Told Bush of Terrorist Attacks on 9/11

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2001 file photo, President Bush's Chief of Staff Andy Card whispers into the ear of the President to give him word of the plane crashes into the World Trade Center, during a visit to the Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Fla. (AP Photo/Doug Mills, File

In 2001, Andy Card was serving as the chief-of-staff for new President George W. Bush. On 9/11, Card captured the nation’s attention when he became known as the man who delivered the news of the terrorist attacks to Bush while the president was at a book-reading for young students. And today, Card offered an interesting glimpse into that iconic moment, which was captured on video.

According to Card, in an interview with Fox News,  he only delivered the news to the president after the second plane hit. He also offered a little-known tidbit: He made sure to withdraw from the president immediately after delivering the news so as not to invite a follow-up.

Watch Card describe the moment in his Tuesday-morning interview:


You can watch another detailed explanation Card gave in 2009, which includes more information on what happened after Card disappeared behind a closed door:

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