Republican strategist and former White House Chief of Staff Karl Rove broke down Friday as he recalled his own experience in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks.
Rove, who was with then President George W. Bush at the time, spoke of visiting Ground Zero in New York City and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where passengers had heroically fought back, forcing hijackers headed for the nation’s capital to crash in an empty field instead. (RELATED: Karl Rove Reveals What Stopped Bush’s Chief Of Staff In His Tracks Before He Told Bush About The Second Plane)
He began by explaining that every year, on the anniversary of the attacks, his former assistant Sue Ralston calls him at the same time she called him on that day.
Rove said that she told him that a plane had flown into the World Trade Center, adding, “I went over and told the president 10 or 15 feet away what had happened, and a few minutes later Condi Rice called with the same sketchy information.” Rove went on to say that this particular morning, he and Ralston spoke of the fact that even 19 years later, they could still remember every