"The President wasn't at his best in those remarks. ... When you look at the video of it you see that there was not the same sense of calm and assuredness that the president was displaying in private and the president later went on to display for the entire nation to see on a regular basis...In those first remarks he talked about "the folks who did this", there just wasn't that steadfastness that the country quickly saw in the president .... It was the address he made that night to the nation from the Oval Office where I think he really found his footing."

---Ari Fleisher on the criticism toward President Bush's first remarks on 9/11

Ari Fleisher, former White House Press Secretary for President George W. Bush, joined Kilmeade & Friends to reflect on the 15th anniversary of 9/11 and his role working on President Bush's first remarks that day. Ari agreed with some of the criticism of President Bush's first public remarks on 9/11 because he did not show the American people the same calm he was showing in private. Ari went on to say it was the address the President made that night to the nation from the Oval Office where he found his footing. Fleisher also discussed the progress we have made since 9/11 and why he is supporting Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton for president.

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Ari Fleisher on the criticism of President Bush's first remarks during 9/11

(FLEISHER) I think it's fair to say, Brian, the president was widely criticized, people just heard the audio of what he did there, the video, the President wasn't at his best in those remarks. The initial reaction to the attack was a mad scramble and those first remarks the President gave to the nation were widely criticized frankly.

(Kilmeade) And do you think they should have been?

(FLEISHER) Partially yeah and partially no. When you look at the video of it you see that there was not the same sense of calm and assuredness that the president was displaying in private and the president later went on to display for the entire nation to see on a regular basis, really starting the next day, well, that night in his address from the Oval Office, September 11th. He addressed the nation from the school room in Sarasota and then from Barksdale Air Force Base. It was the address he made that night to the nation from the Oval Office where I think he really found his footing.

(Kilmeade) Early on you look back and feel he could do better?

(FLEISHER) In those first remarks he talked about "the folks who did this", there just wasn't that steadfastness that the country quickly saw in the president and that was a natural reaction. That was a natural way the events folded and unfolded on a day of tremendous uncertainty.