Friday, April 03, 2020

Ah, the good old days!

After Hurricane Katrina, President Bush #43 asked his dad, Bush #41, and Bill Clinton to help him mobilize Americans. Together, these two men raised $110 million.

Today, we have four living former Presidents: Carter, Bush, Clinton and Obama.

•  The Carter Center has initiated a program to promote mental health and wellness during the Covid-19 crisis.

•  George W. Bush has made public statements in support of Drs. Birx and Fauci to strengthen the public's confidence in Trump's task force.

•  The Clinton Foundation is making resources available for parents, caregivers and kids who are sheltering in place.

•  Barack Obama's MBK (My Brother's Keeper) organization is concentrating its efforts on underserved communities in this crisis.

All of this is laudable, of course.

But I wonder how much more effective these men -- and their very formidable wives! -- would be if  they joined with Donald Trump. Of course, Donald Trump has never expressed anything but contempt for these men. And let's not forget that he blames his own anemic response to the pandemic on Obama and has threatened to prosecute Hillary Clinton.

I cannot wait for this nightmare Presidency to be over!




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