If there’s one person liberals love to hate, it’s George W. Bush.
This week, liberals are spreading a story about the ex-president that is anything but positive. According to Daily Mail, Bush charged the charity Helping a Hero $100,000 to guarantee his attendance at a recent fundraiser for military veterans wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. On top of that, the charity flew him back and forth from Dallas to Houston on a private jet and provided his accommodations, which added $70,000 to their bill.
Reports say this was actually a reduced rate, as it had been bartered down from a $250,000 charge originally. In 2014, former first lady Laura Bush was paid $50,000 to attend an event for the same charity. Now, some of the board members of the charity are coming forward to voice their outrage at the man who sent them to war, where many of them lost limbs.
“You sent me to war, I was doing what you told me to do, gladly for you and our country and I have no regrets. But it’s kind of a slap in the face,” raged former Marine Eddie Wright, who lost both hands in Iraq. “For him to be paid to raise money for veterans that were wounded in combat under his orders, I don’t think that’s right.”
However, not everyone at Helping a Hero is upset with the former president.
“We are proud that President Bush attended the Helping a Hero Gala,” said charity spokesman Robert Clark. “The event raised significant funds that are putting our nation’s heroes into specially adapted homes throughout the United States. His presence was appreciated by the veterans and supporters of the organization.”
Even the charity’s lawyer, Christopher Tirico, admitted that Bush’s presence at the event was likely a huge reason for their boost in revenue. Their IRS forms showed they raised $2,450,000 after expenses this year, up from $1,000,000 the year before.
While this story definitely doesn’t portray Bush in the best light, it’s ridiculous that THIS is the story about a president charging money that the mainstream media has pounced on. The Clintons have been charging charities and other organizations $275,000 for ten minute speeches ever since they left office, but the liberal media fails to mention that at all. On top of that, the Obamas have SPENT millions of tax dollars on their own extravagant vacations, but you won’t be hearing about that from the mainstream media.
It’s sad that the mainstream media is vilifying Bush for this when he has done so much for our veterans. Don’t let the liberal media fool you: it’s the president currently in the White House who doesn’t care about veterans, not Bush.
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