Bush Medal: Bono Gets 1st Award for Distinguished Leadership

Bush Medal: Bono Gets 1st Award for Distinguished Leadership

Rock star Bono made a trip to Texas Thursday to accept the first ever George W. Bush medal for distinguished leadership for his efforts to combat aids in Africa.

The medal is meant to become an annual award, given to an individual who creates change in the world.

"It's a huge honour to [win] this award, and I'm here to honour your leadership on the greatest health intervention in the history of medicine", Bono added. Bono lent his celebrity and support to secure funding for PEPFAR, the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, on which then-President Bush was already working. In fact, Bono's the first recipient of the award, which recognizes him for raising awareness of HIV/AIDS and poverty in Africa, as well as helping raise hundreds of millions of dollars to fight the former.

Bono called the award a "huge honour", before adding that around 21 million lives had most likely been saved by the work Bush had started. "The first time I met you, you knew more statistics, like you were coming right out of the CIA", Bush said, Rolling Stone reported. He also said there are problems with the Trump administration "talking about turning back".

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Watch Bono and Bush's conversation below.

"And I think we've got to be very hardheaded by making the argument for saving lives".

"Tackling a virus like this", said Bono, "if you're not as fast or faster than the virus, it's outrunning you". Bono paid tribute to the politician's mother, herself a former U.S. First Lady, for her AIDS activism in a livestreamed video chat with George.

Bono joked that he was anxious he would be fired from U2 over the award, since his band mates were in Montreal rehearsing for their upcoming tour while he was being honoured by a former president.

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