Tuesday, social media circles were a hive of activity, both dramatic and emotional tirades and encouragement, with the major breaking news that star of The Ellen Show was friends with a Republican, former President George W. Bush, Jr.
“A lot of people were mad, so they do what people do when they a mad they tweet. I am friends with George Bush, in fact I am friends with a lot of people who don’t share the same beliefs that I have,” said DeGeneres.
President George W. Bush and Ellen Degeneres at the Cowboys Packers game today pic.twitter.com/b1gxkXnc4G
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 6, 2019
“But just because I don’t agree with someone on everything doesn’t mean I am not going to be friends with them and when I say be kind to one another, I don’t mean only the people who think the same way that you do. I mean be kind to everyone,” DeGeneres said on her show.
Ellen DeGeneres explained why she was hanging out with former President George W. Bush at a Dallas Cowboys football game. "I'm friends with George Bush," she said. "In fact, I'm friends with a lot of people who don't share the same beliefs that I have." https://t.co/UJkBtBFJ5U pic.twitter.com/rpgVjlkVww
— CNN (@CNN) October 8, 2019
Out of the other corner of her mouth, she capitalized on the massive hype to throw stones at President Donald J. Trump, who DeGeneres routinely attacks and refuses to invite onto her show.
Even though DeGeneres did the proper virtue signaling about Trump, the left was seething mad.
“I am sitting here in the Cowboy suite and secretly cheering for the Packers- or when another whistleblower came forward, the referees- you guys- the Referees,” DeGeneres. CNN called it a “dig on the current president”.
However sophisticated the anti-trump scheme was between Bush, Degeneres and CNN, posts on Twitter from the left showed volcanic anger and frustration that a progressive would consider being kind to Republican for any reason.
Celebrity propagandist, Soledad O’Brien, posted a typical response:
(With love to Reese and Ellen—whom I don’t know) People who lost loved ones in New Orleans and elsewhere during Katrina because of a failed response by FEMA might find this kind of answer a little pat https://t.co/KFmajSvBmk
— Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) October 9, 2019
DeGeneres had Bush on as a guest in 2017. It was a very kind show. Yet, she refuses to be kind to Trump or his supporters. Apparently “Be kind to everyone and I mean everyone”, doesn’t actually include “everyone”.
Trump won the presidency in 2016 by 3084 counties. Clinton won 57 counties. There are a lot of people in those counties who DeGeneres refuses to address or normalize.
“I don’t want to give him a platform or validate Trump. He is dangerous to the country, to me as a gay woman, and to the world. He is diving all of us,” DeGeneres said proudly.
Trump and his supporters are just too dangerous to normalize, to the Bush loving Hollywood star.
“If you really mean it, Ellen, have Trump on your show,” said Juanita Broderick, well-known rape victim of former, impeached, Democrat President William J. Clinton.