Former President George W. Bush made an appearance today at the Southern Methodist University football field in Dallas, where his wife, the former first lady Laura Bush is an alumni. SMU is also the home of the George W. Bush Presidential Center. The former President talked to the players and coaches about the devastating floods their families may be dealing with. He also offered his support and encouragement to the players.

G.W. stood in the middle of the field and spoke to the players and coaches, as he tried to reassure them that they would recover: “I know there’s some people from Houston here, and the Houston area. And I know you’re going through a really tough time. And just know that there’ll be a lot of people that are gonna help, help the people down there…a lot. The country, right now, they’re recovering, and so the key thing on the recovery is to keep people safe. And then it’s gonna be the rebuilding. And if you’re from that area, you’d be amazed at all the people who come down there to help…all kinds of people. And so, the days are dark now, but they’re gonna get better.”

If anyone knows about hurricanes, and what is required to rebuild entire neighborhoods and cities, it’s former President George W. Bush. The media destroyed the former president for not acting fast enough to help the Hurricane Katrina victims where severe flooding affected residents from Gulfport, Mississippi to New Orleans, Louisiana, and areas in between. Now the media is criticizing President Trump for visiting the victims too soon.

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Watch Bush’s remarks here from the SMU Football Twitter account:

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