Ellen DeGeneres defends friendship with George W. Bush

  • Published: 09 October 2019
  • President George Bush and Ellen DeGeneres were seen at the Dallas Cowboys game against the Green Bay Packers, causing backlash from fans. Ellen defended the friendship by preaching the value of civility. Norah O'Donnell reports.

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Comments • 556

  • Carlos Tena
    Carlos Tena  13 hours back

    Ellen DeGeneres’ friendship with George W. Bush cannot be considered separate from Alexandria Ocasio Cortez’s tweet calling John McCain “an unparalleled example of human decency” or the fact that white liberal elites organized in the thousands to defend ultra-right politician Jeff Sessions after he was relieved of his duties as Trump’s Attorney General. The Democratic Party is more than willing to celebrate war criminals and white supremacists when doing so serves the interests of its donors. People such as Ellen DeGeneres are far too rich to care about millions of dead Iraqi, Afghani, or Yemeni civilians. Photo ops and access to power top the list of priorities for white liberal elites in the media industry. In the age of Trump, this means that war crimes go ignored or are actively encouraged.

    • Suicide Djinn
      Suicide Djinn  19 hours back

      I see a bunch of followers

      • robbie wood
        robbie wood  1 days back

        Really not news or anything to comment on. Push come shove I think they'd have a productive heart to heart or they part.

        Hasn't happened yet I guess.

        • Huitzilli
          Huitzilli  1 days back

          Cant be friends with a war criminal.
          Different than just a normal person with different political views. So can she invite Trump?

          • miss this
            miss this  1 days back

            Well said... bravo

            • godspyro
              godspyro  2 days back

              Too bad ellen used politics to politic......

              • ResearcherOne
                ResearcherOne  2 days back

                He's Republican and she's Democrat. Evidence that they are all working together to enslave the masses.

                • ResearcherOne
                  ResearcherOne  16 hours back

                  A lesbian Democrat with an audience full of women she influences....

              • HowSci
                HowSci  2 days back

                I don't befriend a war criminal, OK? It's just common sense.

                • Pam Blair
                  Pam Blair  2 days back

                  Except that his belief is that being different is not okay (and that killing millions of brown people in the name of oil is just fine).

                  • sherryelebeauty
                    sherryelebeauty  2 days back

                    "Hypocrites" listen to yourself talk about kindness! What about truth?

                    • Hitoo37 B
                      Hitoo37 B  3 days back

                      She is extremely talented.... could have normalised Stalin, Hitler or Pol Pot.
                      Her audience would have clapped that as well.. as they have been made zombies by watching unadulterated lies on TV.

                      • ResearcherOne
                        ResearcherOne  6 hours back

                        This vile lesbian is married to a woman, is this normal? She has an audience full of clapping women being influenced by sin... She doesn't even have basic human decency to disregard the same gender sexually.

                    • Robert Hubbard
                      Robert Hubbard  3 days back

                      If you're so into what others are doing, then you're no different than Mrs Kavis. And need to get a life that fills your time.

                      • Michael Vitta
                        Michael Vitta  3 days back

                        They are at it again, its hard to believe people actually approve of this. They want us divided people, they have an agenda to destroy America, and while we the people suffer they will be on their yacht laughing at the fools that bought into their non-sense.

                        • Linda J
                          Linda J  3 days back

                          Do we care Ellen?? No!! Be kind to Kathy Griffin then! Yes it’s important to let the world know you have an iPhone.

                          • Rick Casey
                            Rick Casey  3 days back

                            I think Ellen should talk to Cindy Sheehan and get a real perspective on things, not just somehow getting through being with the ultra rich and powerful at a major sporting event.

                            • Sherman Springfield
                              Sherman Springfield  3 days back

                              I'm not going to say that I am sorry but I am very opinionated as you know. I get these opinionated thoughts in my head and need to flush them out on paper ie; Facebook, blogs, etc. My biggest pet peeves are Religion and Politics. I don't see much use for either for peaceful enlightened human survival. As for Ellen's latest comments about sitting with George Bush and loving everyone? I'm not saying I am right or wrong, I am only stating my stance on this. As I see it, Ellen (Although I mostly care for her) she is at a point in life where she has everything she needs, no one can really hurt her for the most part. So you see, it is very easy for her to grandstand and say that she loves everyone, blah, blah... She seems to be at a point where she can sell out on those that need her support? To me, Someone should earn my friendship or love for them as a person. When someone stands behind discrimination and hurting other people, I just don't have concern or time for them. That's just me. To me, friendship is earned through being fair to other people.

                              • Sue B
                                Sue B  3 days back

                                Ellen would definitely respond DIFFERENTLY if they sat Donald Trump next to her! She would storm out in a huff! FACT.

                                • RD Patterson
                                  RD Patterson  3 days back

                                  CBS, owned and operated by the CIA and Pentagon. Of course you agree with Ellen. POS newscast.

                                  • Elaine C
                                    Elaine C  3 days back

                                    I love Ellen!! Not only is she hilarious but she is a good person too!

                                  • Wes Mallo
                                    Wes Mallo  3 days back

                                    Much nicer than the actors who bash conservatives and don’t want to work with them. What if we all boycotted movies, stand-up acts, tv shows, etc., simply because we don’t like their political view? Would they appreciate that move?

                                    • john smith
                                      john smith  3 days back

                                      Never been a fan of Ellen until now. She has finally pushed against the "we are all victims" BS mentality of the left and is just being moral and human.

                                      • Jean Renault
                                        Jean Renault  3 days back

                                        and a yikes and an oof

                                        • Frank
                                          Frank  3 days back

                                          Five thumbs up to Ellen !! And to all the those who frown on Ellen they should take a Cue from her instead. Personally I disagree with almost everything that AOC says but I'd be happy to sit next to her at a Giants game... though I doubt that she would sit next to anyone who disagrees with her. Sadly, the pervailing sentiment on the left is that if you're not with us your a racists. :(

                                          • marina garcia
                                            marina garcia  3 days back

                                            Well said Ellen

                                            • Honest Opinion
                                              Honest Opinion  3 days back

                                              Really Ellen??!!, You already forgot that George W. Bush Tortured families, Destroyed Families and Cities on false pretenses. George W. Bush committed Crimes Against Humanity (Proven). Is that too hard to remember?
                                              Is like saying: Well Hitler killed a lot of people, but we can forget about it now.
                                              I understand you do not have the courage to stand up to do what is wright, or maybe you do not care about the pain of suffering of innocent people, that some, I might add, are still in Guantanamo Bay Prison.

                                              I wonder what massage are you sending to all innocent people still suffering the consequences of the Unlawful War. I guess we can tell to all parentless children due to the Lies of George W. Bush that we not longer care.
                                              Do you have a soul?

                                              What Kindness are you talking about?

                                              • Isabel Romero
                                                Isabel Romero  3 days back

                                                Not surprised...cast of hypocrites

                                                • heavy metal garden
                                                  heavy metal garden  3 days back

                                                  Backdoor deal

                                                  • Diane Dahy
                                                    Diane Dahy  3 days back

                                                    Who cares what small minded elitists think ! They don't rule the world, which is to their dismay. They are Not the boss of me!!! I hate the thought police.

                                                    • Bruce David
                                                      Bruce David  3 days back

                                                      My goodness, even George Bush has a Halo 0:43

                                                      • Shaun Thorton
                                                        Shaun Thorton  3 days back

                                                        Her neck looks like a 85 yr old Coal Miner, Anyway George was so high on percs his wife was probably relieved he wasnt talking to the chairs that day. Im sure Barbara made sure ole George was next to ELLEN, can you imagine the lack of stimulating conversation if Barbera had to sit next to her. Speaking of, can anyone remember Ellen's stand up Schtick ? ,so painful and awkward.

                                                        • K!ng Knowledge
                                                          K!ng Knowledge  3 days back

                                                          If Ellen Was Sitting Next To Hitler Or Putin Would She Friends With Them. No Bush Is A Mass Murdering War Criminal

                                                          • TJ Johnson
                                                            TJ Johnson  3 days back

                                                            I agree with Ellen hands down. These days are crazy because it’s so hard to get in a relationship because liberals can’t be civil. Liberal women will not date you if your a Trump supporter. It’s never a Trump supporter giving a liberal a hard time it’s always the opposite. It seems as if a liberal female sees a strong conservative male the liberal female is intimidated due to his or her values. Last time I checked doesn’t anyone want to get married now days. Or is it women wanting to wear the pants in relationships? I’m a type of person whom live of Christian values and my home will participate in those values as well. I’m speaking to so called Christian women. People if your wanting to get married loose that pride stop listening to the masses. Example.....take note this situation keeps happening. Online dating website are so hard because the women on them want a weak minded man so they can run all over. Liberal women want men now days to bow down to them.....that’s not going to happen, it’s the civil respect level. Just because my views are biblical and want to preserve life in the womb of a woman doesn’t mean I’m a bad man. I just don’t believe in murdering conceived children, or the man is head and protector of the house. What that means is a man knows his place in the home and the women knows her place in the home. Equal rights of course but that man takes charge when it comes to making the major and final decisions in the home. Obviously the women take care of the kids and the man provides for the home. There’s nothing wrong with that but because of societies anti-male and anti-female groups seems those values to be evil which is sad. No ones wanting to get married because of this non-civility act going around. No one is being modest anymore. Women want to be men and men want to be women, we want to defile Yahweh’s good creation and order. Well I have a news flash.....those that are defiling Yahweh’s great plan will suffer his wrath plain and simple. Anyways I agree with Ellen....everyone should be civil. Everyone keeps throwing out we should LOVE! There’s no moral values in LOVE anymore!!!!!!!!!!!

                                                            • tot
                                                              tot  3 days back

                                                              George W is a war criminal who directly opposed LGBT rights and allowed mass civilian surveillance. So brave

                                                              • Laurenz Thenu
                                                                Laurenz Thenu  3 days back

                                                                Satanic elite socialising. What else is new.

                                                                • waseem khan
                                                                  waseem khan  3 days back

                                                                  WTH, they are human beings. We all are to paraphrase President Kennedy, we all dream for our children’s future we all breathe the same air.
                                                                  Eventually we have to realize we may be American German Mexican Bolivian Indian but we are part of a larger community. The human race

                                                                  • PaiN ExoTiC
                                                                    PaiN ExoTiC  3 days back

                                                                    Pc culture strikes again. Im a conservative yet most of my friends are pretty liberal in their beliefs lol.. we may not agree on politics but we enjoy each others company.

                                                                    • Delishea Ashworth
                                                                      Delishea Ashworth  4 days back

                                                                      I love love this segment! Everything that was said is what I wish people where I from would understand.

                                                                      • KiDKeYz1000
                                                                        KiDKeYz1000  4 days back

                                                                        Oh your so generous thank you Basedgod

                                                                        • Haute Voltage
                                                                          Haute Voltage  4 days back

                                                                          *THE 1%!*

                                                                        • Tim Wilde
                                                                          Tim Wilde  4 days back

                                                                          only ignorant EXTREMISTS (who need to be ignored) call Bush a war criminal!!!

                                                                          • John S
                                                                            John S  4 days back

                                                                            I guess this anchor is cool with befriending someone responsible for a million deaths. okay.

                                                                            • John S
                                                                              John S  4 days back

                                                                              Tim Wilde oh only 200 k dead ?nevemind then you proved yourself point.

                                                                            • Tim Wilde
                                                                              Tim Wilde  4 days back

                                                                              exaggerate much? try about 4500 U.S. and between 100 and 200 thousand Iraqi ...and while those are estimates ...one thing we know, in the past 18 years there has not been other attacks on U.S. soil of the magnitude of 9/11 ...so maybe showing strength was the correct move after all....

                                                                          • John S
                                                                            John S  4 days back

                                                                            Would Ellen also like to hang out and laugh it up with the pulse club shooter? you know... to be kind? prob not, he is not rich.

                                                                            • Zister Melindeer
                                                                              Zister Melindeer  4 days back

                                                                              Don’t normalize George W. Bush.

                                                                              • this is green text
                                                                                this is green text  4 days back

                                                                                Now CBS has to shake the hands of Trump since they care about making friends.

                                                                                • Woke Nation
                                                                                  Woke Nation  4 days back

                                                                                  “It’s a big club, and you ain’t in it folks” - George Carlin

                                                                                  • LooxGood
                                                                                    LooxGood  4 days back

                                                                                    For both Democrats and Republicans - You both have a lot more thing in common than differences.

                                                                                    • Uncle Sam's
                                                                                      Uncle Sam's  4 days back

                                                                                      The parties themselves yes! sadly those that haven't left the 2 party dichotomy are in a ideological battle, the 2 have conjured up to divide the country and working class.

                                                                                  • SuperMarbelle
                                                                                    SuperMarbelle  4 days back

                                                                                    Civility. A lot of people have forgotten the meaning of the word and we need it more than ever now.

                                                                                    • Peter Theis
                                                                                      Peter Theis  4 days back

                                                                                      ‪Umm... Ellen. Kindness, yes. But being friends with a WAR CRIMINAL like BUSH is not good. It legitimizes him and his actions way too much.‬

                                                                                      • Tim Wilde
                                                                                        Tim Wilde  4 days back

                                                                                        calling Bush a war criminal is just ignorant EXTREMISM!!!!!