This afternoon President Bush made a surprise visit to the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. CNN Financial correspondent Susan Lisovicz was on the floor of the NYSE as the President walked the floor and was able to ask about the reception he was getting. Transcript follows…
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.
PHILLIPS: OK. We got you, Susan. We can actually see the president. He’s moving his way past you, but you had the one-on-one with him.