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Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building
Washington, D.C.
September 17, 2001
7:58 A.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT: I'm here to remind people that the best way to fight terrorism is to not let terrorism intimidate America. A lot of people who work in this building were deeply worried about their lives last week. There are a lot of courageous people here and they're coming back to work. And I want to thank them for that and remind them we've all got a job to do; people digging out the rubble in New York have got a job to do; those of us in government have a job to do.

QUESTION: Mr. President, any reaction to the Taliban's refusal to --

THE PRESIDENT: I'll talk to you all later

END 7:58 A.M. EDT