President Bush said today that he shares Americans' concerns about the turmoil in the financial markets, and promised that the government will act aggressively. "The American people can be sure we will continue to act to strengthen and stabilize our financial markets," he said. Bush canceled his fundraisers for the day to focus on what is unfolding as the worst financial meltdown since the Great Depression.
It was the first time Bush had spoken since Monday. "Our financial markets continue to deal with serious challenges," he said. "As our recent actions demonstrate, my administration is focused on meeting these challenges."