Michelle Obama defends friendship with George W. Bush

Michelle Obama defends friendship with George W. Bush

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Former first lady Michelle Obama said that while she and former President George W. Bush disagree on policy, they agree on humanity, love, and compassion.

In an interview with Bush's daughter, Jenna Bush Hager, Obama said: "Our values are the same. We disagree on policy, but we don't disagree on humanity. We don't disagree about love and compassion. I think that's true for all of us. It's just that we get lost in our fear of what's different."

Due to protocol, the two often sit next to each other at official events, Daily Mail reports.

"I had the opportunity to sit by your father at funerals, the highs and the lows, and we shared stories about our kids and about our parents," Michelle told Jenna.

"President Bush and I, we are forever seatmates because of protocol, and that's how we sit at all the official functions," she told a crowd on her Becoming book tour last year. "He's my partner in crime at every major thing where all the "formers" gather. So we're together all the time."

Michelle also addressed cancel culture in the interview and encouraged people to be more open.

"When we drop our guards, we let ourselves become vulnerable, and that vulnerability allows us to share our true stories with each other," she said.

"This generation coming up, I think they know more than what we did. While one can argue that social media is problematic, it's also opening people up to new ideas, to each other, to parts of the world," she said. "My hope is that they will be more open-minded and secure in who they are so that they can welcome other people's stories into the mix. But it has to begin with us."

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Michelle said that she and former President Barack Obama are waiting to see who wins the Democratic nomination in 2020 before offering support.

"When it comes to the candidate, we have to wait and see who's the victor and then part of it is waiting to see, do they want our help? Do they want my help?" she said. "I don't assume, I didn't think I would sell a book so I'm still that person. So I'll wait to be asked."

In the meantime, she is focused on encouraging Americans to vote. "One of the biggest ways I think I can help is to make sure that people understand the importance of voting and the power of voting in a democracy. That’s one way that we will be involved forever," she said.

She also discussed dropping 18-year-old daughter Sasha off at the University of Michigan for her freshman year in August.

"There were tears. We were really good about it. We didn't want to embarrass her because she had roommates and it was at the end, after lunch, when we said that final goodbye," she said. "When we got into a car, Me, Barack and Malia who was there with us, and then Sasha drove off on her own and said that last goodbye, that's when we were like [crying noises]."

"I'm excited for my girls to grow up and to become independent," Obama said. "You feel a little melancholy that they will never be the little ones that sit on your lap and listen to your every word and look at you adoringly. Those days are over."

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