George W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, in a new interview has revealed how he was told about the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York.
The interview with National Geographic was the first he gave after the operation approved by President Barack Obama which killed Osama Bin Laden.
Bush recalled how he was notified that a plane had first struck one tower.
“First I thought it was a light aircraft and my reaction was, man, either the weather was bad or something extraordinary happened to the pilot. And then I walked into the classroom,” he said.
Video of that day showed bush entering an elementary school in Florida.
“The classroom was full of kids who were reading. And in the back of the class room was a full press corps and staffers and some adults, and I’m intently listening to the lesson. And I felt a presence behind me and Andy Carr’s Massachusetts accent was whispering in my ear, ‘A second plane has hit the second tower. America is under attack.”
The full interview will air on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on the National Geographic Channel.