It's an unlikely duo, but former First Lady Michelle Obama and former President George W. Bush, according to People, are extremely fond of each other.
Photos like this one help back that assertion up.
Said Bush of their friendship:
"She kind of likes my sense of humor. Anybody who likes my sense of humor, I immediately like."
The friendship developed because of how often they get seated next to each other at events. When arranging former Presidents and First Ladies, event planners usually go with the President on the left and First Lady on the right then go in order of presidency.
As 43rd President to her husband's 44th, that means Michelle Obama and George W. Bush rub elbows often. Like at Nancy Reagan’s memorial service or the September 2016 dedication ceremony of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC.
So when they were seated next to each other again at Sen. John McCain's funeral, we got to see a little of the Bush/Obama friendship in action.
Bush takes a small candy from his wife Laura and hands it to Michelle Obama, who then discreetly whispers, "Thank you."
President Obama clearly notices what's going on and smirks a little at the whole thing.
The whole exchange is honestly just ADORABLE.
In a time where bipartisanship cooperation in Washington seems a thing of the past, it is slightly refreshing to see such a small display of across-the-aisle affection.
Bush had a problematic presidency, plagued by criticism over his handling of national crises such as the aftermath of the September 11 attacks and Hurricane Katrina, as well as wars he ignored the U.N. in order to begin using now disproven stories of Saddam Hussein's "weapons of mass destruction."
But contemporary President Trump led Republican party stances on human rights, women and LGBTQ equality and fiscal irresponsibility as well as mounting scandals citing corruption and Russian interference, puts Bush's presidency and the man himself in a new light for some former critics.
It seems unlikely Donald Trump would share Melania's mints with Michelle Obama.
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