Journalists, lawmakers, pundits and the public have all been denouncing Donald Trump’s executive order banning citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. But Ellen DeGeneres deserves an award for her amazing takedown of the Muslim ban using a Disney movie.
Ellen talked about the widespread protests have broken out across the country in response to Trump’s travel ban, which he signed on Friday. She also noted that on Saturday, the day after Trump had signed the order, he had screened Ellen’s movie Finding Dory at the White House. She repeatedly insisted that she was not going to get political, but said she did not approve of one of these two activities.
She said yet again that she didn’t want to talk politics and said that she would rather talk about her movie, Finding Dory. She then gave one of the best takedowns of Trump’s Muslim ban to date.
“Of course, Finding Dory is about a fish named Dory,” she began. “Dory lives in Australia” but her parents live in America, Ellen explained.
Dory arrives in America with her friends Marlin and Nemo. And she ends up at the Marine Life Institute, behind a large wall. And 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.
But Ellen wasn’t done. She had more to say than just spelling out how stupid Trump’s wall is. So she continued, giving us all a lesson in humanity.
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 even though they’re completely different colors.
They helped her because that’s what you do when you see someone in need. You help them.
Watch Ellen use Finding Dory to teach Trump and his supporters a lesson, here:
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April has studied political science, psychology, and philosophy. Back in the good old days she was a reporter for “old fashioned” print newspapers. In addition to news and politics, she also blogs about service dogs and disability advocacy. As a black woman with a disability, she is fed up with the right-wingers who would prefer that she and others like her didn’t exist.