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U2's Bono Praises George W. Bush's AIDS Advocacy on 'The Daily Show

“We’re hoping...that Obama is going to follow through on what...Bush did."

George W. Bush got some unexpected praise on Wednesday evening on "The Daily Show" when U2 frontman Bono offered his take on the former president's fight against HIV/AIDS.

Aside from encouraging the American public to remain active in the battle against AIDS, Bono went on to tout Bush's presidential advocacy. While he acknowledged contributions made by Bill Clinton, among others, he was particularly positive about Bush's work in helping to stop the spread of the disease.

On the eve of World AIDS Day, Bono said:

“We’re hoping very much that President Obama is going to follow through on what President Bush did. I know that’s hard for you to accept. It was amazing. You know, people like John Kerry worked for this and Hillary Clinton, and eventually President Clinton did some extraordinary stuff renegotiating the prices of … very expensive drugs down.

But George kind of knocked it out of the park. I can tell you, and I’m actually here to tell you, that America now has 5 million people being kept alive by these drugs. That’s something everybody should know.”

Jon Stewart, of course, seemed surprised over the notion that someone would recommend that Obama follow in Bush's footsteps. Watch the dialogue, below:

 

(H/T: Daily Caller)

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