Ellen DeGeneres uses ‘Finding Dory’ to explain to Trump why his wall will have ‘no effect’
Daytime talk show host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres was on fire Tuesday when she decided to use her most recent film “Finding Dory” to explain why the border wall and travel ban won’t work.
While protests erupted at airports and government offices all over the United States on Sunday, President Donald Trump was hosting a group at the White House to watch the film “Finding Dory.”
“I don’t get political, so I’m not gonna talk about the travel ban,” the Medal of Freedom recipient began. “I’m just gonna talk about the very nonpolitical, family-friendly, People’s Choice Award-winning ‘Finding Dory.’”
DeGeneres introduced Dory, the loving and compassionate, but forgetful, blue fish that was made famous by the Pixar film “Finding Nemo.”
“Dory lives in Australia. These are her parents,” she said showing Dory’s fishy family. “They live in America. I don’t know what religion they are but her dad sounds a little Jewish. Doesn’t matter! Dory arrives in America with her friends Marlin and Nemo and she ends up at the Marine Life Institute behind a large wall.”
DeGeneres explains that the three must find a way to get over the wall to get back to the ocean so they can continue on their journey to find Dory’s parents.
“You won’t believe it but that wall has almost no effect in keeping them out,” she said. “Even though Dory gets into America, she gets separated from her family. Other animals help Dory — animals that don’t even need her, animals that don’t have anything in common with her. They help her even though they’re completely different colors because that’s what you do when you see someone in need. You help them.”
DeGeneres noted that she hopes everyone can more fully understand the policies of the Trump administration in a family friendly way. DeGeneres was an outspoken supporter for Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election and frequently interviewed the Obama family. DeGeneres’s show was recently picked up for more seasons and will run at least until 2020, Deadline reported. The show is ranked first among women 25 to 54-years-old “across all overnight LPM markets for the fourth consecutive November sweep, while improving 7 percent over the previous-year time-period rating in the key female demographic.”