Michelle Obama gushes about George W Bush, says 'he's a beautiful, funny, kind, sweet man'
Michelle, in an interview with Today, said that she has always maintained a close friendship with the former Republican president
Former First Lady Michelle Obama recently talked about how she really feels about former President George W. Bush, during a candid interview with his daughter Jenna Bush Hager, and said that even though their political views differ, she holds him in the highest regard.
Michelle, in an interview for Today, said that she has always maintained a close friendship with the former Republican president, who served two terms before her husband former President Barack Obama assumed office in the White House.
"I think the political discourse, the way it's shown in the media, it's all the nasty parts of it," she told mother-of-two Jenna, "Because I guess we've become a culture where the nasty sells so people are just gonna keep feeding that."
"We're all Americans. We all care about our family and our kids, and we're trying to get ahead. We have different ideas about what's the best way to get there. But that doesn't make me evil. And that doesn't make him, you know, stupid. It's just a disagreement and that's how I feel about your father. You know? He's a beautiful, funny, kind, sweet man. And I don't know that I agree with him on everything," Michelle continued.
"I'd love if we as a country could get back to the place where we didn't demonize people who disagreed with us. Because that's essentially the difference between Republicans and Democrats," she added. Michelle and George are often seen sitting together at public events, mostly because of official protocol for the arrangement of former presidents.
George W. Bush, previously, has also expressed his fondness for Michelle while talking to PEOPLE about their unconventional friendship: "She kind of likes my sense of humor. Anybody who likes my sense of humor, I immediately like," Bush had said. "I needle her a little bit and around her, I'm fairly lighthearted. [The Obamas] are around serious people all the time and we just took to each other."
The former first lady, during an appearance on Good Morning America on Tuesday, also praised Bush and Clinton's daughters, while talking about Malia and Sasha.
"I am so proud of those little girls," Michelle said of her own children. "They have managed this situation with poise and grace, and they are normal and kind and smart and friendly and open."
"Gosh, and it could’ve gone so wrong," she added. "But I will also say that they had support from a lot of the other former first kids ― Jenna and Barbara and Chelsea. I love those girls. I will love them forever for what kind of support they provided to my daughters throughout that. They always had their backs," she added.