The two have developed a friendship despite being on different sides of the political spectrum. Obama, however, has come under fire for the relationship, with some questioning how she could be friends with someone whose conservative beliefs and policies run counter to those she and her husband, former president Barack Obama, subscribe to.
“Our values are the same,” she said. “We disagree on policy but we don’t disagree on humanity. We don’t disagree about love and compassion. I think that’s true for all of us. It’s just that we get lost in our fear of what’s different,” she added.
Yes, that was me at the Cowboys game with George W. Bush over the weekend. Here’s the whole story. pic.twitter.com/AYiwY5gTIS— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) October 8, 2019
DeGeneres told viewers in part, “Just because I don't agree with someone on everything doesn't mean that I'm not going to be friends with them.”
Viewers took to Twitter and posted their thoughts on Michelle Obama’s comments about her friendship with George W. Bush, and many said they were glad to see two polar opposites finding some common ground:
But others weren’t buying what the former first lady was selling, saying they were disappointed to hear her say the two share the same values:
Michelle Obama just disappointed me. She shares the same views as G.W.Bush? This guy lead the illegal war in Iraq and Afghanistan which killed so many civilians. Disgraceful.— mozaquamarine 🇨🇦 (@MozAquamarine) December 10, 2019
Another said they weren’t happy to see NBC interviewing Obama when they should be interviewing the current first lady, Melania Trump:
@NBCNews @TODAYshow @realDonaldTrump I am deeply offended that your network interviews at length Michelle Obama, BUT NEVER EVER INTERVIEWS THE FIRST LADY IF THE US MELANIA TRUMP, who is greatly admired, unlike Michele!— Rozalind (@Rozalind2009) December 10, 2019
NBC completely Biased, slanted, Leftist network!
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