Ellen & George W. Bush were yukking it up while hanging out together at a football game

Ellen Degeneres and George W. Bush
Ellen Degeneres and George W. Bush Photo: Screenshot/Twitter/Parker Molloy

Ellen Degeneres and former president George W. Bush were spotted laughing together at a football game.

Ellen and W. appeared to be getting along famously in the VIP suite at a Dallas Cowboys game. Video of them was posted to Twitter by Parker Molloy, editor-at-large of Media Matters for America.

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“I feel like you shouldn’t need a flow chart to help you decide whether to go to a game as a war criminal’s guest,” Molloy wrote on Twitter.

Molloy also pointed to Bush’s anti-LGBTQ political positions, which included backing a constitutional amendment to ban marriage equality.

Bush’s presidency was marked by constant scandals and outrages, and by the final year of his presidency his approval rating dropped as low as 22% in one poll.

But in the last few years he has attempted to rehabilitate his image, taking up painting and calling out Donald Trump’s attacks on foreign HIV/AIDS funding.

In 2017, Bush appeared on Ellen’s show where he talked about his latest art book and she treated him like a respected elder statesman, indulging in some Bush nostalgia during the early Trump years and erasing Bush’s crimes against humanity.

But Bush’s legacy is still wreaking havoc on America, including on LGBTQ equality. This week the Supreme Court will hear several cases meant to decide if there are legal protections at the federal level for LGBTQ workers, and Bush’s two appointees to the high court – Samuel Alito and John Roberts – could be the deciding votes against equality.

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