Michelle Obama says she and George W. Bush 'disagree on policy' but their 'values are the same'

If opposites really do attract, then Michelle Obama and George W. Bush are living proof.

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.

During an interview on Today with Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of former president George W. Bush, Obama told Hager the two aren’t so different after all.

“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.

Hager noted that comedian Ellen DeGeneres also faced criticism after she was spotted socializing with former president Bush at a football game, a move DeGeneres defended on her show.

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:

Another said they weren’t happy to see NBC interviewing Obama when they should be interviewing the current first lady, Melania Trump:

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