*A new History Channel documentary airing Thursday will show some never before seen or heard series of events on that dreaded day, 9/11.
Condoleezza Rice told the filmmakers that she got a phone call from the president after the second airplane hit the World Trade Center in New York.
The former president, George W. Bush, was visiting a school in Florida when he heard of the tragedy, saying he was flying up to the Pentagon where the third plane struck.
In the clip, Rice says she told the president that there was no way he was coming back.
“I said, ‘You cannot come back here. The United States of America is under attack, you have to go to safety. We don’t know what is going on here.’”
Despite the danger, Bush persisted. Rice raised her voice at the president and refused to allow him to come back and hung up the phone.
The documentary, “9-11: State of Emergency,” contains interviews with military leaders, including former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, rescue workers, military members and survivors of the Pentagon and WTC attacks.
Rice describes the chaos on that day, saying lines of communication were cut off and danger continued to find them wherever they went.
In fact, the bunker where she hid with Vice President Dick Cheney and other staff began to run out of air.
“There were so many people in the bunker that the oxygen levels started dropping, and the secret service came in and said we’ve got to get some people out of here, she said, according to London’s Daily Mail. “‘They literally went around telling people that they weren’t essential and they had to leave.”