Bush cancels trip to Jupiter

Posted by Rachel Leigh email

JUPITER, FL (WFLX) - President Bush has canceled Thursday's trip to Florida.

The White House says Bush will instead stay in Washington to consult with his economic advisers.

Bush had planned to attend a Republican fundraiser in Jupiter, FL, and, then, head to Alabama for another fundraiser. His Alabama events have also been canceled.

White House spokesman Tony Fratto said late Wednesday that the president will continue to work with his economic advisers on the serious challenges confronting U.S. financial markets.

Fratto says the health of U.S. financial markets is critical to the nation's economy, and the president remains focused on taking action to stabilize and strengthen the markets and to restore investor confidence.