September 11, 2003 started off as a normal day for President George W. He woke up for an early morning jog and then headed to an elementary school to speak to a class. Media cameras were all focused on the president as he watched the students performing their reading drills. A message was flashed to the president out of range of the media. The cryptic message read, "Do not say anything yet." Moments after, Chief of Staff, Andy Carr walked over to the president and whispered the message, "The second plane has hit the second tower. America is under attack." .
The press captured George W. Bush's expressionless face as the message was quietly announced, although the press had no knowledge of what was spoken. By now the media had gotten the news of the terrible events. As the president made a quick leave, he was bombarded by questions of the events. President Bush made it clear that he was not going to talk about anything at the moment and headed for Airforce 1. He contacted Transportation Advisor, Norm Meneta and ordered every plane in the American skies to land immediately. The president requested that he be taken to Washington D. C., but was advised that it would not be a wise choice. President Bush was trying to get a connection to Vice President, Dick Cheney. Radio interference took over and the president slammed his fists on his desk while shouting, "This is inexcusable. Get me the Vice President." By now George W. Bush's true feelings were starting to show. .
Protected by two fighter jets on both wings, Airforce 1 was guided over the skies without any other planes in sight. Communicating with control tower after control tower, they never gave their location or destination. Finally they were guided to a safe airport where the President was taken swiftly to an armored car. He then was taken to an underground base where he was first able to speak to the Americans about the morning's incidences.