In a segment that aired Tuesday, talk show host Ellen DeGeneres critiqued President Donald Trump’s controversial executive order temporarily blocking all entry from seven predominantly Muslim nations into the United States.
Trump signed the order Friday, and the following day, he and his family reportedly screened the Disney-Pixar film “Finding Dory” at the White House.
"I don’t get political," DeGeneres quipped. “But I will say that I am against one of those two things."
DeGeneres, who voiced Dory, the film’s title character, said that she thinks the president may have missed some of the movie’s plot points.
She said she would remain apolitical by not discussing the travel ban but, rather, "the very non-political, family-friendly, People’s Choice award-winning Finding Dory."
"Now, of course Finding Dory is about a fish named Dory," DeGeneres said. "And, 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 — doesn't matter."
"Dory arrives in America with her friends Marlin and Nemo," she continued. "And 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."
DeGeneres said that, when Dory arrives in America, “she ends up separated from her family, but the other animals help Dory."
"Animals that don’t even need her,” she continued. “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 you do when you see someone in need, you help them."
DeGeneres concluded that she hopes that is a lesson “everyone who’s watching Finding Dory has learned.”