Ellen DeGeneres and former President George W. Bush have responded to backlash after being spotted sitting together at a Dallas Cowboys football game on Sunday. Critics online went a little crazy over the fact that an openly liberal talk show host and icon of the LGBTQ+ community would be so friendly with a conservative, Republican president. Ellen is defending her friendship with Bush, telling viewers that she has all kinds of friends – even those who “don’t share the same beliefs.” “When I say, ‘be kind to one another,’ I mean be kind to everyone.” The former president caught wind of her comments and since has spoken out to thank her, saying that he enjoyed Ellen and her wife’s company and “really appreciated” what she said on the show.