"The View" liberal co-host Joy Behar criticized Ellen DeGenere's defense of her appearance with former President George W. Bush, claiming she does not see herself "hanging with Donald Trump."
The discussion began when host Abby Huntsman agreed with DeGeneres to embrace the ones you "don't agree with," something Behar said she doesn't agree with "100 percent."
"I always said I didn't want to get to know George W. Bush because I knew I wanted him. I knew I would do it because he seems to be a nice guy," Behar said. "But if you dropped a kid in Iraq, you don't like him that much. And I don't see myself hanging with Donald Trump at any time during this lifetime."
"So it's not just about disagreeing with someone, which I really understand … It's more than that," she said.
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Behar's colleague Sunny Hostin agreed and invoked Bush's stance on marriage equality as president.
"When you think about the stance he took to gay marriage when he was in power and had the power to do something," Hostin explained. In 2004, when he was able to do something about it, he pushed for a constitutional amendment to ensure that marriage was defined as between a man and a woman. "
" I think when you are a woman like Ellen – she continued – and you came out and changed the lives of so many people in the LGBTQ community, I can understand why there were people who were fired by watching her do it. "
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On Monday, DeGeneres addressed the backlash she got after appearing with Bush in the Dallas Cowboys game last weekend.
" Here's the thing: I is a friend of George Bush. In fact, I am friends with many people who do not share the same beliefs as I have, DeGeneres continued. "We are all different and I think we forgot that it is okay that we are all different … but just because I do not agree with anyone about everything does not mean that I will not be friends with them."  "When I say: & # 39; Be kind to each other & # 39 ;, I mean not just the people who think the same way you do. I mean be kind to everyone. It doesn't matter."
Bush said he "appreciated" friend DeGenere's comments. Bush's spokesman, Freddy Ford, told Fox News exclusively on Tuesday: "President and Mrs. Bush really enjoyed being with Ellen and Portia (de Rossi) and appreciated Ellen's comments about respecting each other. They respect her."