Trump video played at hurricane relief concert

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The Deep from the Heart One America Appeal Concert, organized through the George H.W. Bush Presidential Foundation, had already raised $31 million for hurricane relief efforts and sought Saturday night to continue the much-needed support for now millions of hurricane victims.

Former President Barack Obama said he "could not be prouder" of the response he has seen by Americans in the aftermath of the natural disasters that have occurred over the past few months.

Texas A&M is home to the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library.

All five of America's living former presidents took the stage at a benefit concert in Texas to raise money for victims of the hurricane-ravaged southern United States and Caribbean.

The former presidents, with the exception of George H.W. Bush, took the opportunity to briefly speak during a ceremony honoring five Daily Point of Light award recipients just over an hour into the concert.

They avoided politics in their remarks and none of them mentioned President Donald Trump. The elder Bush did not speak but smiled and waved to the crowd.

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The concert, which was streamed live on the One America Appeal website, featured performances by country band Alabama, Grammy-winning "Soul Man" singer Sam Moore, gospel legend Yolanda Adams as well as Texas musicians Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen.

"The heart of America, without regard to race or religion or political party, is greater than our problems", said Clinton. "There is still work to be done in Texas and in Florida, and our friends in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands have only begun to dig their way out of what could be still a calamitous disaster, but can be a new beginning". "And in a time of catastrophe, we all put our differences aside and we come together, 'cause we need each other, or we can't survive", she said.

And "I too am here to urge you to give to this fine fund, and I want to thank all the volunteers", the younger Bush said.

"It's important that those affected by these devastating storms know that even if the path to recovery feels like a road that goes on forever, we're with them for the long haul", the senior Bush said at one point.

An appeal to help hurricane victims backed by the five living former presidents has raised $31 million since it began on September 7.

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