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Ex-US presidents join forces for hurricane relief

<p>In a rare show of unity in American politics, five former US presidents appeared on stage together on Saturday for hurricane relief.</p> <p>Democrats Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter and Republicans George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush attended a concert in Texas as part of the drive to raise funds for the victims of recent disasters.</p> <p>The five presidents formed the organisation “One America” after storms left devastation in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and other parts of the US Gulf Coast and Caribbean.</p> <p>As well as the 11,000 in the hall the concert was livestreamed to many more outside. There were performances from several artists including one surprise appearance from Lady Gaga.</p> <p>President Trump was not there – but he did send a video message of support.</p> <p>The fund has raised more than 30 million US dollars so far.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">A true honor to welcome our past five former Presidents who came together to support those affected by recent storms. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OneAmericaAppeal?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#OneAmericaAppeal</a> <a href="https://t.co/bsv309r0P1">pic.twitter.com/bsv309r0P1</a></p>— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) <a href="https://twitter.com/SylvesterTurner/status/921899269946265601?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 22, 2017</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The 2017 hurricane season has brought the worst in nature, while bringing out the best in America. You can help at <a href="https://t.co/VJpGRIvunr">https://t.co/VJpGRIvunr</a>.</p>— One America Appeal (@AmericaAppeal) <a href="https://twitter.com/AmericaAppeal/status/921435643116511233?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 20, 2017</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><span class="caps">THIS</span> makes me proud to be an American<br /> <br /> Five presidents—united, above politics, for a cause greater than themselves<a href="https://twitter.com/AmericaAppeal?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"><code>AmericaAppeal</a> <a href="https://t.co/81y9A6sC28">pic.twitter.com/81y9A6sC28</a></p>— David Priess (</code>DavidPriess) <a href="https://twitter.com/DavidPriess/status/921908838739169281?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 22, 2017</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p>