América do Norte
Recusa convite de Bush Obama ao Ground Zero
- Quarta-feira, 4 de maio, 2011 07:52
TEXAS, EUA - porta-voz do ex-presidente dos EUA, George W. Bush, disse que o ex-presidente recusou o convite do presidente dos EUA, Barack Obama apareçam juntos no Ground Zero na quinta-feira, citando um desejo de ficar fora dos holofotes.
“He appreciated the invite, but has chosen in his post-presidency to remain largely out of the spotlight,” spokesman David Sherzer said. “He continues to celebrate with all Americans this important victory in the war on terror.”
The former U.S. president is planning to travel to Ground Zero for the tenth anniversary of the attacks this fall.
Bush has indeed lived a largely private life since he left office. Aside from the release of his memoir, Decision Points, his only other major public appearance was a trip to Haiti after the earthquake in January 2010 with President Clinton.
U.S. President Obama spoke to Bush after the U.S. confirmed bin Laden’s death but before he announced it to the world Sunday night. The president announced on Monday that he would travel to Ground Zero.
Fonte: National Journal