It looks like there is at least one living former American president who’s doing something to help the country that Trump would appreciate.
Former President George W. Bush is trying to raise a bunch of money to help our veterans. “Vets helping vets is the best way to help people transition from the military to civilian life,” he said, according to a tweet from Fox News.
President George W. Bush: “Vets helping vets is the best way to help people transition from the military to civilian life.” pic.twitter.com/twzfDBu25h
— Fox News (@FoxNews) October 8, 2017
In one of the many fund-raising events the former president is attending, the Warrior 100K mountain bike ride is an annual event hosted by George W. Bush to highlight the bravery and sacrifice of our nation’s armed forces, as well as help raise money for them to transition into civilian life.
According to the George W. Bush Presidential Center website, the event is described as “Servicemen and women wounded in the global war on terror join President George W. Bush for a 100-kilometer mountain bike ride. For wounded warriors from America’s military, spending a weekend riding mountain bikes in the Warrior 100k will offer an opportunity to meet other veterans, share meals, share life stories, as well as ride and cross the finish line with their former commander-in-chief.”
Over 52 invited servicemen and women, who have been injured through their service, biked with the former president at his 1,500-acre ranch. Besides missing limbs and various scars, some soldiers suffered from mental ailments that were just as traumatic.
Dave Smith, a 32-year-old Marine who traveled from Norway to participate, said that, “It’s just an honor to be here. It’s like a family reunion.” The former serviceman was suicidal just a few years ago but is thankfully living a healthier and happier life.
“In military culture, no one wants to be the guy who is weak or who couldn’t handle combat,” he added. “Every civilian can tell you to get help, but when someone in the military tells you it’s OK to ask for help, it’s different.”
If there’s one thing that you can appreciate about George W. Bush, it’s his relentless commitment to helping our veterans. In another fundraising event orchestrated by him and his father, all living former presidents of the United States will be appearing at a benefit concert to help raise money for hurricane relief efforts in Texas.
As announced by the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation, attendees will include Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Jimmy Carter.
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Funds collected through ticket sales will be donated to the victims of the storms through a number of different charities including the Houston Harvey Relief Fund, Rebuild Texas Fund, the Florida Disaster Fund, and The Fund for the Virgin Islands.
“My dad’s library is spearheading a deal where Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, me, and dad will be there. I’m looking forward to it. It’s gonna be a fantastic event and I think we’ll raise good money,” said George W. Bush.
It’s these kinds of non-partisan, universally appreciated causes that former presidents should stick to. Instead of trying to undermine the current administration, something that the most recent Democrat president has been accused of doing, they should instead be focusing on more commendable causes such as these.