Ellen DeGeneres has taken a firm stance against Donald Trump on Friday when she told Matt Lauer that she would not, hypothetically, invite the president on as a guest on her show.
Ellen DeGeneres took her firmest anti-Trump stance when Lauer hit her with a follow-up “Why” question.
“Because I’m not going to change his mind,” DeGeneres told Lauer. “He’s against everything that I stand for. We need to look at someone else who looks different from us and believes in something that we don’t believe in and still accept them, and still let them have their rights.”
Ellen DeGeneres has criticize Trump before on the Ellen show. One time was in January following the Trump administration’s Muslim ban.
“Over the weekend, on Friday, the president gave an order banning people from seven countries from entering the United States, including people with green cards,” she told her audience. “And then on Saturday, the president screened Finding Dory at the White House. I don’t get political, but I will say that I am against one of those two things,” DeGeneres said.
“Like I said, I don’t get political, so I’m not gonna talk about the travel ban,” she continued. “I’m just gonna talk about the very nonpolitical, family friendly, People’s Choice Award–winning Finding Dory. Dory lives in Australia, and these are her parents, and they live in America. And I don’t know what religion they are, but her dad sounds a little Jewish. It doesn’t matter. Dory arrives in America with her friends Marlin and Nemo. She ends up at the Marine Life Institute behind a large wall.”
“They all have to get over the wall, and you won’t believe it, but that wall has almost no effect in keeping them out. . . . Even though Dory gets into America, she ends up separated from her family, but the other animals help Dory. Animals that don’t even need her. Animals that don’t even have anything in common with her. They help her, even though they’re completely different colors. Because that’s what what you do when you see someone in need—you help them.”
This is a clear message – DeGeneres has no intention of inviting Trump onto her show.