'The View' Panel Sympathetic to Liberal Celebrities 'Put Off' by DeGeneres Hanging Out With Bush

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On Thursday, the ladies of The View weighed in on Hollywood's reaction to Ellen DeGeneres and George W. Bush sitting next to each other at a Dallas Cowboys game. Co-host Abby Huntsman had the most rational analysis of the panel; saying "if you're going to criticize Ellen for sitting next to him, she made that decision herself, who are we to judge?" Co-host Joy Behar said that she "didn't want to get to know George W. Bush because I knew I would like him." After describing him as a "likable kind of guy," Behar suggested that "if you lost a child in Iraq, then you don't like him so much." To the delight of the audience, Behar declared "I don't see myself hanging out with Donald Trump anytime in this lifetime." Co-host Sunny Hostin seemed to agree with the position of left-wing celebrities that DeGeneres made a mistake by sitting next to America's 43rd President: "When you think about the position that he took about gay marriage when he was in power and had the power to do something...he actually pushed for a Constitutional amendment to make sure that marriage was defined as between a man and a woman...so, I mean, when you are a woman like Ellen, who came out and changed the lives of so many people in the LGBTQ community, I can understand why there were people that were put off by seeing her do that." Co-host Meghan McCain declared that "I don't choose who I'm friends with based on their political background" but she noted that she "would have a hard time being friends with Rand Paul or anyone associated with him." 

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