Remarks on Departure for East Moline, Illinois, and an Exchange With Reporters
The President. My mother always said when you're eating pretzels, chew before you swallow. Listen to your mother. I feel great—looking forward to a good trip.
Q. What happened?
The President. I hit the deck and woke up, and there was Barney and Spot showing a lot of concern. I didn't realize what happened until I looked in the mirror and my glasses cut my side of my face.
I feel great. I had good blood pressure last night, good blood pressure this morning.
The President. Yes, yes. Anyway, going to have a great trip. Good to see you all.
NOTE: The President spoke at 8:05 a.m. on the South Lawn at the White House.
George W. Bush, Remarks on Departure for East Moline, Illinois, and an Exchange With Reporters Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/211566