George W. Bush delivers rousing bullhorn speech after 9/11 [Video and Transcript]
President George W. Bush: Bullhorn Speech to Emergency Rescue Workers at 9/11 Ground Zero, New York. Delivered 14 September 2001.
Full Transcript of George W. Bush’s ‘Bullhorn Speech’ at Ground Zero after 9/11
President Bush: Thank you all. I want you all to know — it [bullhorn] can’t go any louder — I want you all to know that American today, American today is on bended knee, in prayer for the people whose lives were lost here, for the workers who work here, for the families who mourn. The nation stands with the good people of New York City and New Jersey and Connecticut as we mourn the loss of thousands of our citizens
Rescue Worker: I can’t hear you!
President Bush: I can hear you! I can hear you! The rest of the world hears you! And the people — and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon!
Rescue Workers: [Chanting] U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.!
President Bush: The nation .. The nation sends its love and compassion
Worker: God bless America!
President Bush: .. to everybody who is here. Thank you for your hard work. Thank you for makin’ the nation proud, and may God bless America.
Workers: [Chanting] U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.!