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'Our values are the same': Michelle Obama defends her friendship with George W. Bush...

• https://www.dailymail.co, By CARLY STERN

Former first lady Michelle Obama defended her friendship with former President George W. Bush in a new interview with Bush's daughter, Jenna Bush Hager.

Speaking on the Today show on Tuesday, the former first lady, 55, said that while she and Bush, 73, may disagree on matters of politics, they actually have plenty in common — something that's true of most people, she believes.  

'Our values are the same. We disagree on policy, but we don't disagree on humanity. We don't disagree about love and compassion,' she said. 'I think that's true for all of us. It's just that we get lost in our fear of what's different.'

The two have gotten to know each other quite a bit over the past decade, as presidents and first ladies belong to a pretty exclusive club and pop up at the same important events. 

'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.


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