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Barack Obama, George W. Bush Laugh at Relief Event Oct. 2017

What Did George W. Bush Say to Barack Obama to Make Him Lose It? An Investigation

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Former President Barack Obama is known for his composed and even-keeled disposition. At an October hurricane relief event hosted by One America Appeal, however, Obama absolutely lost it — and we are still dying to know why all these months later. It all went down when George W. Bush leaned in to whisper something in his ear.

The viral moment — shown in the video below at the 3:30 mark — didn't come at a great time either. At that exact moment, Bill Clinton was speaking about the immense damage caused by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. What is it that Bush could have possibly said to make Obama break his usual professional facade?

Though we're unable to read Bush's lips since he's obscured by Clinton, we have a few ideas. "Calamitous? Now that's a big word," the 43rd president might have said. Perhaps he assured Obama that his speech would kill it following Clinton's. Maybe it was an inside joke. In our wildest dreams, it was a dig at the current president missing from the event. We may never know, but at least we'll always have this clip.

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