Trump Praises 5 Ex-Presidents In Video For Hurricane Relief Concert

United States of America (GMA)- Trump Praises 5 Ex-Presidents In Video For Hurricane Relief Concert: President Donald Trump praises the five former U.S. presidents who attended a hurricane relief concert in a Texas college town tonight, in a video played at the event.

Democrats Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter and Republicans George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush came together for the “One America Appeal” concert at Texas A&M University’s Reed Arena in College Station to raise money for relief efforts from the recent hurricane devastation in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The appeal had already raised $31 million for relief efforts since it began on Sept. 7, Jim McGrath, spokesman for former President George H.W. Bush told The Associated Press.

The lineup featured country music band Alabama, Rock-and-Roll Hall of Famer Sam Moore, gospel legend Yolanda Adams as well as Texas musicians Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen, and Lady Gaga made a surprise appearance.

A sound check is conducted before a concert in College Station, Texas, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. All five living former U.S. presidents will be attending the concert Saturday night, raising money for relief efforts from hurricane devastation in Texas, (The Associated Press)
A sound check is conducted before a concert in College Station, Texas, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. All five living former U.S. presidents will be attending the concert Saturday night, raising money for relief efforts from hurricane devastation in Texas, (The Associated Press)

Trump taped a video message to be played at the fundraising event.

“President Trump was honored to be given an opportunity to participate in relief and recovery efforts. He encourages all Americans to be as generous as they can in helping storm survivors through this difficult time,” the White House said in a statement obtained by ABC News on Friday.

In his video message, Trump notably thanks his predecessors for their “tremendous assistance” with supporting hurricane relief efforts.

“As we begin to rebuild, some of America’s finest public servants are spearheading the One America Appeal. Through this effort, all five living former presidents are playing a tremendous role in helping our fellow citizens recover,” Trump says. “To presidents, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, Melania and I want to express our deep gratitude for your tremendous assistance.”

Trump’s message marks a change of tone for a president who has accused Obama of illegally wiretapping Trump Tower in New York City, routinely derides his other predecessors and continues to call for an investigation into his former Democratic opponent and Clinton’s wife, Hillary Clinton.

Trump has recently come under fire for the difference in his responses to the hurricane devastation in U.S. states compared to that in U.S. territories. After a string of hurricanes — Harvey, Irma and Maria — battered Caribbean islands and the southern U.S. in recent months, Trump criticized Puerto Rican leaders grappling with the devastation and suggested there could be a limit to how much aid the U.S. territory may get from the federal government.

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