For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
September 17, 2001

Remarks by the President
To Employees in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building

Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building
Washington, D.C.

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.

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

THE PRESIDENT:  I'll talk to you all later.

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