Yes. I believe this is the (a)moral economy of psychology that allows people behaving in a truly amoral fashion to continue to perceive themselves as decent despite the commission of capital crimes.
But why the nod from Ellen DeGeneres?
I admit it is hard for me to see this and not make a connection with her status as a white female. I perceive lesbians as situated, socially, in a subordinate position, and I know that she is an advocate for gay rights. So, her response makes me wonder about what is allowing her to overcome this basic understanding of oppression, and it seems that she needs to participate in this less than moral perception due to some motive involving the same cognitive dissonance that Bush shows when he murders millions of people, steals their money, and then frames himself as decent.
Who really cares if he’s not as toxic as Trump? Is a small atom bomb ‘OK’ just because the bigger one is more deadly?