Former President Barack Obama delivered a message of unity this evening while speaking with former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton in a video message recorded this afternoon as part of the “Celebrating America” inauguration concert.
“We have got to not just listen to folks we agree with, but listen to folks we don’t,” said the the nation’s 44th president. “One of my fondest memories of the inauguration, was the grace and generosity that President Bush showed me, and Laura Bush showed Michelle.”
“If in fact…we are looking for what binds us together, the American people are strong, there’re tough, they can get through hardship and there’s no problem they cannot solve, when we are working together,” he said. “…I think all of us discovered that we are at our best when we are all moving in the same direction.”