Entertainment Music
  • Facebook
    Facebook
  • Twitter
    Twitter
  • Pinterest
    Pinterest
  • +
  • Linkedin
    Linkedin
  • WhatsApp
    WhatsApp
  • Email
    Email
SHARE THIS
  • Facebook
    Facebook
  • Twitter
    Twitter
  • Pinterest
    Pinterest
  • Linkedin
    Linkedin
  • WhatsApp
    WhatsApp
  • Email
    Email

For the past nine months, hearing the words ‘United States President’ said together has given us a knee-jerk reaction. What has he done now? Whose lives has he impacted today? What civil liberties are people about to lose? How much more embarrassing can this get? How much more dangerous can this get? Why isn’t he over his data minutes yet?

But at an event this past weekend, we were reminded that there have been great leaders for our neighbors in the South. Sure, maybe a couple were just considered ‘okay at best’ at the time, but in light of recent events, all now deserve to be on the one dollar bill.

On Saturday night, the five former living presidents of the United States of America came together for a charity event to support the victims of recent hurricanes in Houston, Florida, Puerto Rico and many Caribbean islands.

The event, titled Deep in the Heart, was organized by One American Appeal and featured appearances from former presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Jimmy Carter.

Taking place at Texas A&M University, 100 per cent of the ticket sales from the night’s event went towards helping hurricane victims, with those in attendance not only getting to see five former US presidents all together on one stage, but also witnessing a surprise performance from Lady Gaga.

The pop superstar, who campaigned for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, wore a chic white pantsuit for her performance at what she called a ‘historic event.’ The singer started off the evening lightly, joking “Hello, Mr. President. Hello, Mr. President. Hello, Mr. President. Hello, Mr. President. Hello, Mr. President.”

Seated at a grand piano, Gaga performed her singles “You and I,” “A Million Reasons,” and “Edge of Glory,” while using her platform to plead with attendees for relief for hurricane victims. “We must help these survivors recover from losing their homes, losing their lives, watching everything get washed away,” said Gaga.

The emotional evening included keynote addresses from all five former presidents and helped raise $31 million, with Gaga donating $1 million from her Born This Way foundation towards “funding for mental health and emotional trauma services.”

During her performance, Gaga became emotional and thanked the five presidents for ‘putting their differences aside’ to come together for a great cause. “That’s true leadership,” said Gaga. Yes, it is.