George W. Bush Gave Some Beautiful Commentary On His Friendship With Michelle Obama

In recent years, we've seen some amazing photos detailing the affection former president George W. Bush and former first lady Michelle Obama have for each other. Now he's explaining their friendship. Find out more here!

C.j. Eugene
Created by C.j. Eugene
On Mar 2, 2017
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In a recent interview with People Magazine, former president George W. Bush discussed our favorite photos of his friendship with former first lady Michelle Obama.

Bush discussed how they first became friends through humor, saying:

She kind of likes my sense of humor. Anybody who likes my sense of humor, I immediately like.

George W. Bush

People, March 1, 2017

He went on to discuss their relationship further and how being seated together at events brought them together personally.

I probably have a few wise cracks and she seemed to like it okay. 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.

George W. Bush

People, March 1, 2017

But the two have more than just good humor in common. Bush has been working on an exhibit and book of portraits he has painted of post-9/11 veterans called Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors as well as additional projects supporting veterans' healthcare and well-being since leaving office. Michelle Obama has also worked to support military personnel, families, and veterans through her project with Jill Biden "Joining Forces." Bush and his wife Laura hope to work more with Michelle Obama to promote veteran and military welfare in the future.

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

Laura Bush

People, March 1, 2017

But now, what we want to know is...

Do you hope George W. Bush and Michelle Obama will work together for veterans in the future?

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