George W. Bush (born July 6, 1946) was the President of the United States of America in the early 21st century. He took office in 2001, replacing Bill Clinton. (TXF: "Salvage") and was succeeded by Barack Obama. (TXF: "My Struggle")
Tenure in Office
During Bush's first year in office, Howard Salt attempted to give the President a floppy disk entitled "Fight the Future." Salt died on the White House front lawn after accidentally shooting himself. (TXF: "Three Words")
- In a scene of TXF: "Three Words", Mulder reminds the Lone Gunmen, "Just because you get more votes, it doesn't mean you win." This is a reference to the fact that, in reality, George W. Bush became US President despite his political opponent, Al Gore, getting more votes than him.
In 2002, FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder broke into a computer room at Mount Weather and learned the classified date of alien colonization. President Bush was told that the incident was being handled, as Mulder was imprisoned and tried in a military court of law. However, he later escaped and became a fugitive.An alien super-soldier who had witnessed Mulder's trial delivered the news to President Bush. Bush was shocked, exclaiming, "The truth is out there now". The alien stated that the truth had always been available to the public, but they simply "don't want to believe". (Deleted scene from TXF: "The Truth").In 2008, a photograph of President Bush could be seen inside FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., on the left of a door to a conference room in the building. A photograph of J. Edgar Hoover could be seen on the right of the same door. (The X-Files: I Want to Believe)
- The appearance of President Bush's photograph in The X-Files: I Want to Believe is accompanied by the first six notes from the melody of The X-Files' theme music, as created by Mark Snow. This is the only time, apart from accompanying the credits sequences that start and end the film, when the theme music appears undisguised in the movie.
- The X-Files
- The Lone Gunmen
- "Three Men and a Smoking Diaper" (mentioned)