Wayne Palmer on Day 6
|Portrayed by||D.B. Woodside|
|Seasons||3, 5, 6|
|First appearance||Day 3: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM|
|Last appearance||Day 6: 11:00 PM – 12:00 AM|
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Wayne was elected President and inaugurated 3 months prior to Season 6. He negotiated Jack Bauer's release from the Chinese Government. He paid a high price to the Chinese for his release, only to trade Jack to Abu Fayed as well as $25,000,000 for the location of Hamri Al-Assad. It cost him a high emotional price, as he sold out an agent who was very loyal to his brother. He paid it, asking Jack to do it for the sake of the country.
Wayne eventually trusted Jack as corroborating evidence presented itself. He invited Assad to Washington to broker a deal to solve the current crisis as well as bridge the gap between the Muslims of the world and the US Government. As part of the agreement, Wayne pardoned Assad of all past crimes. Internally, Wayne saw strife between Karen Hayes and Tom Lennox, with Karen stressing the importance that the Muslim-American community had played in turning in terrorists, while Tom drew up plans for ethnic detention facilities. Wayne initially rejected Tom's plan, but reconsidered after the suitcase nuke detonated in Valencia. However, he ultimately decided the principles of American freedom were more important than the supposed security detention camps would provide, and rejected the proposal once again.
When Assad arrived in Washington D.C Wayne Palmer requested that he makes an alliance with the president public.
Refusing due to seeming like a traitor to his people Assad continues to help Wayne Palmer making an announcement on the Public television.
Noticing the bomb Assad takes his own life to protect Wayne Palmer therefore taking his own and putting Wayne Palmer unconscious. after taking large amounts of alderine to boost his strength at a dangerous dosage after keeping his presidency from vice presidents daniel. Fainting in to a comber possibly due to the Adeline Wayne Palmer stays in the comber all season