George W. Bush made a surprise visit to the New York Stock Exchange floor only the second sitting president to do so
LISOVICZ: President Bush, welcome to Wall Street. Welcome to Wall Street.
GEORGE W. BUSH, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Good to be here, thanks.
LISOVICZ: What do you think of the reception here?
BUSH: I’m impressed and grateful.
LISOVICZ: Do you think it’s warmer than on Capitol Hill right now?
PHILLIPS: Susan Lisovicz, I knew you could do it. You of all people got the president live on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
LISOVICZ: I don’t know — I don’t know if you saw the glance he gave me after I asked him if he would have an easier time with Capitol Hill, but it was sort of a suspicious glance, and he covered the microphone.
PHILLIPS: He covered your microphone?
LISOVICZ: He did. He did. He said — he is — probably about ten feet away from me right now. Anyway, it’s a historic day on Wall Street, and I’m moving forward because I’m being pushed forward.