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Former President George W. Bush and first lady Michelle Obama speak before President Barack Obama delivers a speech and takes a symbolic walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Saturday, March 7, 2015, in Selma, Ala. This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday,' a civil rights march in which protestors were beaten, trampled and tear-gassed by police at the Edmund Pettus Bridge, in Selma. (AP Photo/Bill Frakes)

Michelle Obama calls George W. Bush her 'partner in crime'


WASHINGTON (Circa) — During an interview on NBC's "Today" show on Thursday, Michelle Obama revealed that after years of being seated next to Former President George W. Bush at official events, he's become her bestie.

"President Bush and I, we are forever seatmates because of protocol – that's how we sit at all the official functions," Obama said on NBC's "Today" show. "So he is my partner in crime at every major thing where all the formers gather. So we're together all the time. I love him to death."

Michelle Obama interview on NBC's Today show

The former first lady described Bush as a "wonderful" and "funny" man during the interview, before moving on to explain the "cough drop" exchange that took place during Sen. John McCain's funeral in September.

According to Obama, Bush was handing his wife a cough drop when she asked him for one, not realizing the "simple gesture" was being watched and would later gain such momentum on social media. However, Obama told NBC the cough drops were old — so old they were from Bush's term in the White House.

"And I will add that they were old cough drops," Obama said during the interview. "That's the funny thing, because they were in the little White House box, the Altoids. And I was like, 'How long have you had these?' They said, 'A long time. We got a lot of these.'"

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