Ellen defends friendship with George W. Bush

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DALLAS (KWTX) Ellen DeGeneres used her show Tuesday to explain how she ended up sitting next to former President George W. Bush at last weekend’s Cowboys game.

Ellen DeGeneres used her show Tuesday to explain how she ended up sitting next to former President George W. Bush at last weekend’s Cowboys game.

Her heartfelt response included some lighthearted moments but she first pointed out that she was invited to the game by Charlotte Jones, the daughter of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

“We went because we wanted to keep up with the Joneses,” she said, which got a lot of laughs.

Eventually, the 61-year-old comedian made her point.

“Here’s the thing: 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 we’re all different. For instance, I wish people wouldn’t wear fur. I don’t like it, but I’m friends with people who wear fur and I’m friends with people who are furry, as a matter of fact,” she said, through a smile.

“But just because I don’t agree with someone on everything doesn’t mean I’m not gonna be friends with them," DeGeneres continued.

"When I say be kind to one another, I don’t mean only the people that think the same way you do. I mean be kind to everyone. It doesn’t matter."

(To see the Ellen’s response in its entirety check out Ellen today at 4 pm on KWTX)