On Friday at the Pentagon, President Donald Trump announced and signed an executive order that temporarily banned travel into the United States from seven muslim countries. The controversial ban which has sparked protests across the US, banned travel from Iraq, Syria, Libya, Iran, Sudan Yemen and Somalia. Most importantly, the travel ban is preventing refugees from fleeing their war-torn countries to the US.
While other countries such as Canada have stepped up and have said all immigrants are welcome, Trump hasn’t changed his mind about the suspending the admission of refugees for the next 120 days while him and his staff assess the situation. Like many Americans and others around the world, many celebrities have taken their respective platforms to voice their concern and disagreement with the ban.
Strangely, while all of this was happening over the weekend, Trump was also hosting his first White House movie screening. The movie of choice was Disney’s Finding Dory, which stars Ellen DeGeneres. Naturally, the outspoken talk show host, heard about the president watching her film and found a few odd similarities between the movies premise and the travel ban he just instituted. It was coincidental, to say the least.
During her show on Monday, Ellen DeGeneres decided to address these coincidences as best as she could without getting too political. She started by saying, “I don’t get political, but I will say that I am against one of those two things.”