- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Former President George W. Bush said he “appreciated” Ellen DeGeneres‘ response Tuesday to leftist outrage after she was photographed being friendly with the Republican at a recent football game.

Ms. DeGeneres on Tuesday defended her friendship with Mr. Bush after she was criticized by the left and LGBTQ community for sitting next to him at a Dallas Cowboys-Green Bay Packers game on Sunday.

“Just because I don’t agree with someone on everything doesn’t mean that I’m not going to be friends with them,” the daytime host said on her show. “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.”

Mr. Bush’s spokesman, Freddy Ford, told Fox News that the Bushes respected Ms. DeGeneres and appreciated her words on civility.

“President and Mrs. Bush really enjoyed being with Ellen and Portia [de Rossi] and appreciated Ellen’s comments about respecting one another. They respect her,” he said.



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