Former Presidents from right, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter place their hands on their chest for the national anthem on stage at the opening of a hurricanes relief concert in College Station, Texas, Saturday, 21 October 2017. All five living former U.S. presidents joined to support a Texas concert raising money for relief efforts from Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria's devastation in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Photo: LM Otero / AP Photo

AUSTIN, Texas, 22 October 2017 (Associated Press) – The Latest on the hurricane relief concert attended by a five living ex-presidents (all times local):

8:35 p.m.

The five living former presidents have attended a concert to benefit victims of hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Barack Obama, George W. Bush, George H.W Bush, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter called on Americans to donate to the appeal that has raised $31 million so far. They avoided politics in their remarks and none of them mentioned President Donald Trump.

President George H.W. Bush did not address the crowd but smiled and waved from the stage. The 93-year-old elder Bush suffers from a form of Parkinson's disease and appeared in a wheelchair at the event.

Grammy award winner Lady Gaga made a surprise appearance at the concert.

8 p.m.

An appeal to help hurricane victims backed by the five living former presidents has raised $31 million since it began on 7 September 2017.

Jim McGrath, spokesman for former president George H.W. Bush, confirmed the figure Saturday. The former presidents all attended a concert in College Station, Texas on the campus of Texas A&M University as part of the appeal.

They have joined together to raise money after devastating hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. [more]

The Latest: Appeal backed by former presidents raises $31M

1 comments :

  1. Anonymous said...

    If Trump wasn't such a dumbass, he'd have shut the f' up and tossed away his cell phone and stopped wasting time tweeting like a whiney little creep that he is - and got to work actually helping Puerto Rico. The man is a racist clown and Puerto Ricans aren't exactly the right "mix" for his taste. But they're all Americans. Abbey Martin did a nice video on how little black Americans are being helped in Houston too - http://therealnews.com/t2/story:20259:Empire-Files%3A-After-Hurricane-Harvey%2C-Abandoned-Community-Takes-Charge

    Trump is a monster. He has zero empathy or concern for anyone other then himself. Good to see other past Presidents take an interest doing something they shouldn't even be having to do.  

 

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