Ellen DeGeneres: Donald Trump is not welcome on my show because he’s dangerous to gay people
Ellen DeGeneres has said that Donald Trump will not be welcome on her chat show.
The out TV host regularly hosted President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on her show during their time in office.
Figures from across party lines – including John McCain, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders – have all appeared in Ellen in the past as well.
But the world’s most famous lesbian TV host has admitted there is one guest who will never be welcome on her show – the current President of the United States, Donald Trump.
Speaking to former Fox News pundit Megyn Kelly, who Trump singled out for abuse during the 2016 election, Ellen admitted she would never allow him on air.
She said: “I would not have him on the show.
“He is who he is and he has enough attention. He has his Twitter account and he has ways to get his message across.
“There is nothing I’m going to say to him that’s going to change him, and I don’t want to give him a platform, because it validates him.
“For me to have someone on the show, I have to at least admire them in some way, and I can’t have someone that I feel is dangerous – not only for the country, and for me personally as a gay woman – but to the world.
“He’s dividing all of us… I don’t want him on the show.”
The TV host has made no secret of her dislike for the Republican leader, condemning many of his actions in office despite her usually apolitical stance.
When he banned transgender troops from the military, she said: “We should be grateful to the people who wish to serve, not turn our backs on them. Banning transgender people is hurtful, baseless and wrong.”
When Trump attempted to ban people from Muslim-majority countries from visiting the US, she said: “I don’t get political, but I will say that I am against [the ban].
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“I am not going to talk about the travel ban. I am just going to talk about the very non-political, People’s Choice Award-winning film ‘Finding Dory.’
“Dory arrives in America with her friends, Marlon and Nemo, and she arrives 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,.
“The other animals help Dory. Animals that don’t even need her. Animals that have nothing in common with her.
“They help her even though they are completely different colours, because that’s what you do when you see someone in need. You help them.”