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At first glance these two seem like an unlikely pair. She’s a former first lady and a Democrat. He’s a former president and a Republican. Oh yeah, she’s Black and he’s white and they’re from different generations and backgrounds.

You add all that up and without a doubt George W, Bush, 70, and Michelle Obama, 53, are buddies. Here’s what “W” had to say to People about his affection for Michelle.

“She kind of likes my sense of humor. Anybody who likes my sense of humor, I immediately like,” says Bush, in an interview to launch his first art book and new exhibit, “Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors,” a collection of his paintings of post-9/11 war veterans.

The ex-prez goes on to note that he was regularly seated beside the ex-FLOTUS at official events like Nancy Reagan’s memorial service, an interfaith memorial service for Texas police officers last year, and the September 2016 dedication ceremony in Washington, D.C., to mark the opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. If you recall, the pic of them cuddling on stage went viral.

“I can’t remember where else I’ve sat next to her, but I probably have a few wise cracks and she seemed to like it okay,” says Bush. “I needle her a little bit and around her, I’m fairly lighthearted. [The Obamas] are around serious people all the time and we just took to each other.”

He adds this about the photo at the Museum of African American History and Culture:

“When I saw her, it was a genuine expression of affection.”

It seems the bond that drawing the Bushes and Obamas together is that they share a passion for military personnel, military families and veterans. Bush says he and his wife Laura say this is the cause they hope to work on with both Michelle and Barack Obama.

“I think they’re interested in, also, doing things with our troops of course now in their after-life, as I call it,” says Mrs. Bush.

Adds the former president:

“It’s going to take them a while to find their footing and figure out how they’re going to do what they want to do. But if there’s a way to be symbiotic, we’ll do so.”

Yeah, we hear ya and feel ya W. We could be wrong, but think the bottom line is he’s just gotta thing for powerful and intelligent black women.


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15 thoughts on “George W. Bush Really, Really Likes Michelle Obama

    • Diane on said:

      U are a pathetic soul. Why do U continue to come onto this website to bash blk women?? If You want a white women, get one. Just get off this webpage. Ppl aren’t here for u and your comments. Michele Obama never showed nothing but class as the lst lady. That plagerist bitch Melania don’t even want the damn job. With her ” me can’t speak-a English ass. I’ve never seen u ever compliment Michele Obama. But we’re here for her.

  1. Dr. Larry on said:

    CHICAGO – A Chicago woman has been convicted in the 2013 torture and abuse killing of her 8-year-old granddaughter.
    The Chicago Sun-Times reports a Cook County judge convicted 55-year-old Helen Ford of first-degree murder in Gizzell Ford’s death Thursday after finding overwhelming evidence she had tortured and killed the youngster.
    Journals the girl had kept were made public during her grandmother’s trial and they document her darkening mood as the abuse worsened.
    Gizzell Ford had written in one July 2013 entry, “I hate this life.” She was found dead two days later in her family’s apartment on Chicago’s west side after being strangled and beaten.

      • From the look of that photo Michelle’s got a thing for Bush…. Must be that south/western accent

    • Honestly on said:

      If the woman who killed that innocent child wasn’t white, then we don’t give a fuck Larry. They should have never been let out of the caves of Europe.

      • Guess it Just goes to show as long as we’re killing each other black lives are meaningless huuu?

    • Amber on said:

      Do you know how often this happen? A lot nowadays. And it is real bad among non blacks. We had a white woman who just killed her toddler by chocking him.

  2. specialt757 on said:

    We haven’t heard Michelle’s side sooooo. He should have “affection” for her, she is a special person, never has been mean (at least publicly) or insulting to anyone even when stating the truth. I didn’t like Bush as president but I swear I’d rather have him than this orange fool and his Band of Rich Idiots, who include both liars and racists.

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