This Photo of Ellen & George W. Bush Will Give You Faith in America Again

This Photo of Ellen & George W. Bush Will Give You Faith in America Again

So I want to talk
about something that happened this weekend. I know it’s Tuesday,
sometimes I like to ruminate on things all day
Monday so that on Tuesday you hear about it. So this weekend, I went to
Dallas for the Cowboys game. [CHEERING] Thanks. And it may not seem like
a big deal for a celebrity to attend a football game
but I never leave my house, so it is a big deal. I go through the drive-through
at Wendy’s so I only have to see one person. I’m that kind of person. So there were 100,000
people in this stadium. Beautiful stadium, by
the way, that Dallas has. So Portia and I were
invited by Charlotte Jones. She’s the daughter
of Jerry Jones, who owns the Dallas Cowboys. And we went because we wanted
to keep up with the Joneses. [LAUGHTER] So anyway, so we get to sit
in this very fancy suite because, you know, he
owns the whole place. So his suite is fancy, and
he’s got fancy friends. And I don’t mean fancy
like Real Housewife fancy. I mean, like fancy. Look, I took a video
of who was next to me. [MUSIC PLAYING] [BACKGROUND CHATTER] [LAUGHTER] [APPLAUSE] Yeah. Fancy. So that was Portia, and that was
Charlotte Jones that Portia was talking to, and George W. Bush. And then in front of us was
the tallest man in the world. So I’ve got to say,
when we were invited I was aware that I was
going to be surrounded with people from very
different views and beliefs. And I’m not talking
about politics. I was rooting for the Packers. And get this, everybody
in the Cowboys suite was rooting for the Cowboys. And so I had to hide my
cheese hat in Portia’s purse. And don’t get me wrong. I like the Cowboys. I love the Cowboys. I love all the village
people, as a matter of fact. But Aaron Rodgers
is a friend of mine. He’s the quarterback
for the Packers. And so I’m sitting
in the Cowboys suite, the owner of the
Cowboys, and secretly cheering every time the Packers
scored, or every time another whistleblower
came forward. [LAUGHTER] The referees, you
guys, the referees. But during the game, they
showed a shot of George and me laughing together. People were upset. They thought, why is a gay
Hollywood liberal sitting next to a conservative
Republican president? Didn’t even notice I’m holding
the brand new iPhone 11. [LAUGHTER] But a lot of people
were mad, and they did what people do when
they’re mad– they tweet. But here’s one
tweet that I loved. This person says, “Ellen
and George Bush together makes me have faith
in America again.” [APPLAUSE] Exactly. Here’s the thing. I’m friends with George Bush. In fact, I’m friends with a
lot of people who don’t share the same beliefs that I have. We’re all different,
and I think that we’ve forgotten that that’s OK
that we’re all different. For instance, I wish
people wouldn’t wear fur. I don’t like it, but I’m friends
with people who wear fur. And I’m friends with people who
are furry, as a matter of fact. I have friends who
should tweeze more. But just because I don’t agree
with someone on everything doesn’t mean that I’m not
going to be friends with them. When I say be kind
to one another, I don’t mean only
the people that think the same way that you do. I mean be kind to everyone. Doesn’t matter. [APPLAUSE] Even people who are already
playing Christmas music. I mean, seriously, there’s
no excuse for that. But I’m kind to them. Anyway, I want to
thank Jerry Jones, Charlotte Jones for hosting us. And thanks, President Bush and
Laura, for a Sunday afternoon that was so fun. By the way, you owe
me $6 for the nachos.


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