Ellen DeGeneres Thinks Donald Trump Could Learn Something From 'Finding Dory'

It has a relevant message.

On Friday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to ban citizens of seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the United States, including refugees. Then, over the weekend, he held a screening of the animated Pixar movie Finding Dory at the White House. Ellen DeGeneres, the voice of Dory, addressed this news during a monologue airing today on her talk show.

Although DeGeneres said she doesn't get political, she still managed to send a message about Trump's policies (and not just the environmental ones) by explaining the plot of the film, in which a fish from Australia sets out to find her parents in America. At one point, in order to get into the Marine Life Institute, Dory and her friends Marlin and Nemo have to get over a wall — bringing to mind Trump's proposed border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

"And you won't believe it," DeGeneres said, "but that wall has almost no effect in keeping them out."


"Even though Dory gets into America, she ends up separated from her family, but the other animals help Dory," the host continued. "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's comments received applause from the audience. It was a simple but powerful way to address the issue, and just goes to show the important lessons that can be learned through storytelling, especially for young people.

Watch DeGeneres' full comments in the video below:


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