Michelle Obama Explains Her Sweet Friendship With Former President George Bush: ‘He’s a Beautiful’ Man

Reaching across party lines! Michelle Obama opened up about her meaningful friendship with former President George W. Bush while speaking to his daughter Jenna Bush Hager.

“I think the political discourse, the way it’s shown in the media, it’s all the nasty parts of it, you know? Because I guess we’ve become a culture where the nasty sells. So people are just gonna keep feeding that,” Obama, 54, tells Hager, 36, on the Wednesday, November 14, episode of the Today show. “But the truth is much more complicated and complex than that and 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. We’re all Americans.”

She adds: “We all care about our family and our kids and we’re tryin’ to get ahead. We have different ideas about what’s the best way to get there, you know? But that idea 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.”
Michelle Obama Jenna Bush Hager NBC News’ TODAYHager told Obama that her father texted her saying, “Send Michelle my love” before the interview.

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