“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,” said George Bush Sr.
“Our friends in Puerto Rico and the American Virgin Islands have only begun to dig their way out of what could be still a calamitous disaster, but can be a new beginning if we just do what we ought to do and prove that the heart of America — without regard to race or religion, or political party — is greater than our problems,” said Clinton.
Trump also spoke about the power of the event in a prerecorded message: “This wonderful effort reminds us that we truly are one nation under God, all unified by our values and devotion to one another,” he said.
Money was raised. Spirits were lifted. And, apparently, some jokes were cracked…