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Elton John defends Ellen DeGeneres, George W. Bush, a friendship, after Twitter backlash

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Elton John’s support for Ellen DeGeneres, after the comedian endured a serious backlash on social media for her friendship with George W. Bush.

The British singer, 72, told NPR on Monday that he had admired in the talk-show host, 61,, for “very good” standing by her friendship with the former president, a 73, in spite of their political differences.

“Unfortunately, it’s what our democracy has become, is that it is not a good thing to have a different opinion than yours, and that’s not good,” said John. “George Bush has made a lot of mistakes. I have made a lot of mistakes. Ellen DeGeneres has made a lot of mistakes. “Yes, it was [bad] decisions that he has made, but that was because of the Democratic presidents and Republican presidents. And I have great admiration for Ellen to stand up and say what they’re doing.”

John also praised Bush for launching the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in 2003, which, according to People magazine, and has saved more than 17 million people and more than $80 billion in funding.

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“PEPFAR was the Republican party,” said John. “People need to remember that.”

John added that Bush’s program was “the most incredible thing a Republican president has done that on a humanitarian level.”

He also shared that while he doesn’t agree with a lot of that is the President, Asset management, and he does appreciate that he has continued to PEPFAR.

“People need to come together as a team,” said John. “They need to show respect to the people, and the views are out of the way. Except when it comes to heresy, and I don’t think that George Bush is that kind of guy.”

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The daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres took a stand against a Twitter mob after receiving backlash for appearing in a game, next to former President George W. Bush, whom she calls a “friend.”
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George w. Bush’s spokesman, Freddy Ford, earlier told Fox News that Bush has “appreciated,” DeGeneres’ comments about respect, after the star took a stand against a Twitter mob that has been embarrassing to say the least, for her, was sitting next to him at a football game.

“The President and Mrs. Bush had with Ellen, and the [wife] Portia [de Rossi], and appreciated that Ellen’s comments about the need to respect each other,” Ford told Fox News. “They have a respect for her.”

The former president’s comments come after DeGeneres was photographed sitting next to him on the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers game.

The comment about the photo that caused DeGeneres to defend her “friend” on her talk show.

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“When we were invited to attend, I became aware of the fact that I was going to have to be surrounded by people from a wide variety of opinions and beliefs. And I’m not talking about the politics… I was rooting for the Packers,” DeGeneres joked. “So, I had to hide my cheese hat on in Portia’s pocket.”

She noted that some people were upset.”

“They thought,” why is a gay man of Hollywood is liberal in a conservative, Republican president?… A lot of people were upset. And they did what people do when they’re angry… they’re long,” she told her audience.

“Here’s the thing: I’m good friends with George Bush. In fact, I’m friends with a lot of people who don’t share the same beliefs that I do,” DeGeneres continued. “We are all different, and I think that we’ve forgotten that it’s okay that we’re different… but just because I don’t agree with someone on everything doesn’t mean that I’m not going to be friends with them.”

“As I was saying, ‘Be kind to one another,” and I don’t mean just the people who think the same way you do. I mean, be kind to everyone. It doesn’t matter.”

DeGeneres concluded with the words of thanks, of Charlotte, and Jerry Jones — Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys, and Charlotte’s daughter — as well as George and Laura Bush for a Sunday afternoon it was so much fun,” but added that, due to his or her so-called “six bucks for nachos.”

Fox News’ Sasha Savitsky and Joseph Wulfsohn, contributed to this report.

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