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US George W. Bush responds to Ellen DeGeneres' defense of friendship

09:15  09 october  2019
09:15  09 october  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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Image caption George W Bush and Ellen DeGeneres have been friends for a while. Ellen DeGeneres has defended her friendship with former US President George W Bush after they were seen sitting together at a football game. Republican Bush had opposed gay marriage while in office

Ellen Degeneres responds to a photograph of her and former president George W . Bush laughing at a Cowboy’s game. Over the weekend, Ellen DeGeneres attended a Dallas Cowboy’s game, where she was photographed sitting with her wife, Portia de Rossi, and the former first couple, George W

George W. Bush is a fan of how Ellen DeGeneres leveled the playing field.

Eagle-eyed fans spotted the comedian sitting next to the former president during Sunday's matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers. And not everyone was happy about it. 

DeGeneres made light of the situation on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Tuesday, calling for more tolerance and kindness while standing up for their unorthodox friendship.

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Image caption George W Bush and Ellen DeGeneres have been friends for a while. Ellen DeGeneres has defended her friendship with former US President George W Bush after they were seen sitting together at a football game. Republican Bush had opposed gay marriage while in office

Ellen DeGeneres is speaking out after facing backlash for sitting next to George W . Bush during a football game over the weekend. The 61-year-old television personality says she was invited to the game by the team owner’s daughter Charlotte Jones, who also invited many other famous friends .

"Here’s the thing," she added. "I’m friends with George Bush. In fact, I’m friends with a lot of people who don’t share the same beliefs that I have. We’re all different and I think that we've forgotten that that’s OK."

Bush cheered on her comments. "President and Mrs. (Laura) Bush really enjoyed being with Ellen and Portia (de Rossi) and appreciated Ellen’s comments about respecting one another. They respect her," his spokesman, Freddy Ford, said in a statement to USA TODAY Tuesday.

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Sunday's spotting of the unlikely duo had many fans throwing a flag on the play. 

"Ellen, this isn’t just a simple difference of opinion. George Bush, his administration, and his colleagues actively discriminated and worked against the LGBT community," one Twitter user wrote, while another added, "Really, really low standards there Ellen, and pretty pathetic."

"During the game, they showed a shot of me and George laughing together. And so, people were upset," DeGeneres explained on her show Tuesday. "They thought, 'Why is this gay Hollywood liberal sitting next to a conservative Republican president?'"

DeGeneres continued: "When I say 'be kind to one another,' I don’t mean only the people that think the same way that you do. I mean be kind to everyone. Doesn’t matter."

She explained that Charlotte Jones, the daughter of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, invited her and wife de Rossi to sit in Jones' "fancy" suite at AT&T Stadium.

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  Americans Could Learn From Ellen DeGeneres And George W. Bush “Just because I don’t agree with someone on everything, doesn’t mean that I’m not going to be friends with them,” DeGeneres said. “When I say be kind to one-another, I don’t mean only the people that think the same way that you do. I mean be kind to everyone.”The message to be kind is simple. In fact, it’s a lesson learned as children, but often appears to be forgotten in the political world as America’s growing addiction to contempt continues to sow division in a deeply divided nation.

(CNN) - Ellen DeGeneres surprised some fans by taking in an NFL game with former President George W . Bush . Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres responded to criticism of her friendship with former President George W . Bush , after the two were spotted at an NFL game. (Source: CNN).

is it so bad that ellen and george bush are friends ? is it so terrible, in these polarising times, to cross the aisle in the spirit of friendship and shared Ellen DeGeneres laughing it up with someone who has actively tried to harm our community feels disappointing, irresponsible, and dangerous. https

They, of course, accepted because "we wanted to keep up with the Joneses," DeGeneres quipped.

She said Jones' "very fancy suite" came with "fancy friends," including Bush and the former first lady. DeGeneres said they all had "so much fun" that afternoon despite their differences of opinions … on football that is.   

"When we were invited I was aware that I was going to be surrounded by people with very different views and beliefs. And I'm not talking about politics. I was rooting for the Packers," she joked, adding that she hid her Cheesehead Hat in her wife's purse. 

DeGeneres concluded her message by reminding Bush: "You owe me $6 for the nachos."

There's no word on whether Bush has settled his nacho debt yet. 

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: George W. Bush responds to Ellen DeGeneres' defense of friendship

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