Former US President George W. Bush (74 years) spoke in an interview with “CBS”, Sunday, about his friendship with former first lady Michelle Obama (57 years). Because the bipartisan friendship has not been approved by everyone.
Bush himself is a Republican while Obama supports the Democrats. This often caused a lack of understanding. For some opponents of this friendship, skin color may also have played a role. Bush said in an interview that the American people were surprised by the possibility that he and Michelle Obama could ever be friends. “It shocked me.”
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The friendship came under fire around 2016 after the two hugged at the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Or when he presented her with candy at the funeral of Senator John McCain (81 years old) in 2018.
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In the interview, Bush also talks about his new book containing self-made immigrant paintings. In this context, Congress called for a more respectful, immigrant tone to be used.
But it is clear to him that his book cannot change politics. But he hopes this will lead to a better understanding of the role of immigrants in American society.