DeGeneres and Bush saw a bit of uproar – accompanied by Bush's wife Laura and DeGeneres' wife, actress Portia de Rossi – spotted in a stadium suite where the cowboys visited the Green Bay Packers in Dallas.
The media mogul used Twitter to discuss with Bush.
She addressed the criticism she had after laughing with Bush and said, "People were upset."
"They thought, why is a gay Hollywood Liberal sitting next to a conservative Republican? President? "Asked DeGeneres." Many people were angry. And they did what people did when they were angry … they tweeted. "
" When I say, be nice to each other, not only do I mean people that think just like you, "she added. "I mean, be kind to everyone."
John said, "George Bush made many mistakes. I made a lot of mistakes. Ellen DeGeneres has made many mistakes. "
" People need to come together (…) They must respect people's view of life, "he added." Unless it's a heresy, and I do not think so. that George Bush is such a type. "
The Bush then published a statement supporting what DeGeneres said.
" President and Mrs. Bush really enjoyed being with Ellen and Portia, and they Valued Ellen's comments on mutual respect. They respect them, "said Freddy Ford, Bush Chief of Staff, in a statement to CNN.