Politics

Bush gives out wrong mortgage hotline phone number.

During his speech today announcing his plan “to ease the mortgage crisis for consumers, President Bush accidentally gave out the wrong number for his new “Hope Now Hotline” that worried homeowners are encouraged to call for assistance. CNN reports:

President Bush accidentally gave out the wrong phone number for the new “Hope Now Hotline” set up by his administration.

“And I have a message for every homeowner worried about rising mortgage payments: The best you can do for your family is to call 1-800-995-HOPE. That is 1-800-995-H-O-P-E,” he said.

Anyone who dialed 1-800-995-HOPE was greeted by just a busy signal.

Watch it:

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The correct “Hope Now Hotline” number is 1-888-995-HOPE.