President Obama officially noted World AIDS Day today, displaying a large red ribbon on the White House. Another president was on a lot of minds today, though. For as much abuse as George W. Bush endures, even political foes find themselves acknowledging his efforts to fight AIDS, including his President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR, and the work of the Bush Institute.
So proud that I served in George W Bush's admin. He gave more $$ to African AIDS relief than all other presidents combined. #WAD2013
— Kristan Hawkins (@KristanHawkins) December 1, 2013
With 30 mins left in World AIDS Day, it's worth mentioning that Bush 43's #PEPFAR has saved millions of lives. Literally. Millions.
— Justice Don Willett (@JusticeWillett) December 2, 2013
#PEPFAR has been so important in the fight against HIV/AIDS and George W. Bush is the President who did that.
— The Big Induna (@BigInduna) December 1, 2013
Remember on this world aids day all of the help that W Bush did for Africa to fight this disease. He still helps today.
— Steven Davis, Jr. (@StevenDavisJr) December 2, 2013
Today is the day I pay my annual homage to George W. Bush for doing more for Africa and HIV/AIDS research than any other person in history.
— e.b. (@mamatried99) December 2, 2013
Thanks, Pres. Bush! RT @WhiteHouse We’ve come a long way since the early days of the AIDS epidemic—but we’ve still got more work to do.
— Beefy Meatball (@Beefy_Meatball) December 2, 2013
Media is going to cover the shit out of Obama's AIDS announcement, though it pales in comparison to GW Bush's efforts. #WorldAIDSDay
— Y'all Crazy (@jaschrein) December 2, 2013
— Matt Carpenter (@MattyAlcott) December 2, 2013