President Bush accepts the Ice Bucket Challenge

The Ice Bucket Challenge just got the presidential treatment.

President George W. Bush accepted the challenge — with a little help from former first lady Laura Bush — after he was called out by a number of people, including his daughter, TODAY's Jenna Bush Hager.

So who did the former president challenge? A fellow commander in chief, of course.

"Yesterday was Bill's birthday, and my gift to Bill is a bucket of cold water," said President Bush.

The challenge has been a trending topic across social media for weeks, and as a result, has raised nearly $22.9 million for ALS in the last three weeks alone.


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