Former presidents together tonight for charity concert

Five Former Presidents to Appear at Hurricane Relief Concert

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While neither mentioned Donald Trump by name, Bush gave a speech in NY expressing concern that "bigotry seems emboldened" in a climate of cruel rhetoric and nativism, while Obama referred to the "politics of division" and "folks who are deliberately trying to make folks angry" at Democratic campaign stops in New Jersey and Virginia. In it, George W. Bush says, "People are hurting down here". The 93-year-old elder Bush suffers from a form of Parkinson's disease and appeared in a wheelchair at the event. "Now, as we begin to rebuild, some of America's finest public servants are spearheading the One America Appeal".

Jim McGrath, spokesman for former president George H.W. Bush, confirmed the figure Saturday.

The five living former US presidents made a rare appearance together on stage on Saturday night at a fundraiser for those affected by recent hurricanes that struck Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

They have joined together to raise money after devastating hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Those standing in line told KBTX that seeing five living former presidents under one roof is a once in a lifetime opportunity. His father, George H.W. Bush, then replies, "We love you, Texas".

President Donald Trump did not attend the concert, but praised the effort in a video message released earlier, terming it a "wonderful" and "vital effort".

The concert starts at 7 p.m. CDT.

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The concert is being given to raise money to help with hurricane relief efforts.

Democrats Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter and Republicans George H.W. and George W. Bush are putting aside politics for the event.

"Presidents have the most powerful and prolific fundraising base of any politician in the world, stated University of Houston political science professor Brandon Rottinghaus, cited by AP". It is set for October 21 at Texas A&M University's Reed Arena.

A hurricane relief concert has begun in Texas featuring the five living former US presidents appearing together for the first time since 2013.

The last time the five were together was in 2013, when Obama was still in office, at the dedication of George W. Bush's presidential library in Dallas.

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