Ellen DeGeneres just made it very clear that Donald Trump will never be on her show.
The comedian and talk show host tends to keep things light and stray away from hard politics on her show, but she has now made a strong statement about Mr. Trump.
DeGeneres had Megyn Kelly on her show to discuss her upcoming project Today With Megyn Kelly. Kelly explained that she would have Trump on as a guest as he is a sitting President of the United States. When Kelly flipped the question back at Ellen, DeGeneres had the best reply. She stated,
“I would not have him on my 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.”
YES YES YES.
“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 not only dangerous for the country—and for me personally as a gay woman—but to the world. He’s dividing all of us…. I just don’t want him on the show.”
OMG YES ELLEN. YOU GO GIRL.
With talk show hosts inviting Trump and his minions on their talk shows pre- and post-election, we’re glad someone is not pulling crap like that for ratings. I mean let’s be real, the normalization of Trump and his administration masks his atrocities and helped win him the election. Perhaps all of the James’ of the talk show circuit (Corden, Kimmel, Fallon), should take notice.
Allie Bush is a Contributing Writer at Femestella. She is interested in creating and sharing entertaining and engaging content, in whatever form it may take. She is a proud TV junkie and in her spare time can be found watching late night talk shows, talking about Chrissy Teigen or Amy Poehler, or eating off of other people’s plates.