When former first ladies Michelle Obama and Laura Bush teamed up on April 18 to help raise private dollars for global health and front-line workers in the midst of this pandemic, you’d think there would be universal praise that something worthwhile and sorely needed had been done.
In this divisive era, when even a worldwide fight to prevent the spread of coronavirus has been politicized, we know it’s a little more complicated than that.
Obama and Bush appeared in a 90-second joint segment of Saturday’s Global Citizen “One World: Together at Home,” a concert event to raise money for the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization. Taking turns speaking from separate locations, they delivered a message of hope that the country and the world will get through this difficult time and expressed gratitude to health care workers and first responders.
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