Former presidents get together to pledge help for Texas with no Trump in sight
All five former living presidents of the U.S. have banded together to support people affected by Hurricane Harvey.
The group launched a joint appeal Thursday, and they’re seeking donations for those in need across the Gulf Coast.
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Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and George H.W. Bush all appear in a new video asking for donations to the One America Appeal to help with Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts.
The appeal is also set to be expanded to include Hurricane Irma which is heading toward the region.
Americans always answer the call. https://t.co/SV1jixOExu pic.twitter.com/ktEvL6s89d
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September 7, 2017
“We’ve got more love in Texas than water,” George W. Bush says in the clip, while his father adds on, “We love you Texas.”
The donation website currently lists the Houston Harvey Relief Fund and the Rebuild Texas Fund as donation recipients with money going through the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation charity.
Michelle Obama also chimed in to encourage supporting the fund.
As we come together as one American family to help our neighbors, we are reminded how much we need each other. https://t.co/OMpsKlNAr2
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) September 7, 2017
The appeal is distinctly ex-presidential, emphasis on the ex. Donald Trump, who has promised $1 million of his own money to Hurricane Harvey relief, is not involved in this project. He did, however, tweet out his support for it.
We will confront ANY challenge, no matter how strong the winds or high the water. I’m proud to stand with Presidents for #OneAmericaAppeal.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 8, 2017
In a quick, but heart-warming touch at the end, all five former presidents say “Thank you” from their respective locations.
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