Former Presidents have just come together to help fellow Americans, and inadvertently show Trump how to look presidential.
Former presidents have been outclassing Trump quite a bit recently, especially former president Obama.
In stark contrast to Trump's tweet about violence on both sides in Charlottesville, Obama responded by tweeting the quote:
“‘No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love. For love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.' – Nelson Mandela”
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion…” pic.twitter.com/InZ58zkoAm
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 13, 2017
The tweet received over a million retweets and became the most liked tweet of all times with (at the time of this article) over 4.5 million likes.
He even wrote Trump a heartfelt letter congratulating him on his win, and giving him solid pieces of advice for the office.
What's Happening Now:
In a new video supporting relief efforts from the disaster caused by Hurricane Harvey, each former president spoke about those who are desperately in need of help.
Here's the transcript:
Clinton: Hurricane Harvey brought terrible destruction but it also brought the best in humanity.
Obama: As former presidents we want to help our fellow Americans begin to recover.
Carter: Our friends in Texas, including President Bush 41 and 43, are doing just that.
Bush Jr.: People are hurting down here, but as one Texan put it, “We've got more love in Texas than water.”
Bush Sr.: We love you Texas
All: Thank you
According to the NY Times, this is a new organization started by the former presidents:
The fund-raising effort is focused on people affected by Hurricane Harvey, the destructive storm that dumped more than 50 inches in parts of southeast Texas and caused billions of dollars in damages and lost economic activity. The state is of particular importance for President Bush, who was governor there in the 1990s, and his father, President George Bush, who lives part of the year in Houston.
The campaign is expected to expand to help those hurt by Irma. That storm, an enormous Category 5 hurricane churning through the Caribbean, is forecast to turn toward South Florida over the next day and then strike Georgia, where former President Jimmy Carter lives.
The presidents have a history of coming together to help victims of natural disasters. President Bill Clinton teamed up with the man he defeated in the 1992 presidential election, George Bush, to raise money after Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in 2005. President Barack Obama asked Mr. Clinton and George W. Bush to lead an effort to help Haiti after an earthquake in 2010. The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund raised $54.4 million.
Donations to One Appeal America will go to a special restricted account created through the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation, which will be distribute the money to two charities, the Houston Harvey Relief Fund and the Rebuild Texas Fund. Donations can be made online at oneamericaappeal.org.”
Watch the heartfelt video here, and make sure to donate at oneamericanappeal.org: