Ellen DeGeneres made a rare trip into political territory on Tuesday's episode of her talk show to subtly criticize Donald Trump's Muslim ban with the help of "Finding Dory."
The President screened the Disney film at the White House over the weekend, after signing an executive order prohibiting people from seven predominantly-Muslim countries from entering the United States. Let's just say Ellen hoped the message of the movie isn't lost on him.
"Thanks for being here, you are the only people not protesting right now," DeGeneres joked at the top of her monologue.
"If you haven't heard, this is what happened. Over the weekend, on Friday, the President gave an order banning people from 7 countries from entering the United States, including people with green cards. Then on Saturday, the President screened 'Finding Dory' at the White House," she explained. "I don't get political, but I will say that I am against one of those two things."
"Like I said, I don't get political, so I'm not gonna talk about the travel ban," she said. "I'm just gonna talk about the very non-political, family-friendly, People's Choice award-winning 'Finding Dory.'"
She went on to explain how Dory is an Australian fish who finds her way to America.
"Dory arrives in America with her friends Marlin and Nemo. She ends up at the Marine Life Institute behind a large wall. 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," Ellen joked, to wild cheers from the studio audience.
"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 have anything in common with her," DeGeneres added, before closing her non-political political rant. "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."
In a barely-veiled message to POTUS, she added, "So that is what I hope everyone who's watching 'Finding Dory' has learned. Tune in next week when I explain women's rights talking about the movie, 'Mr. Wrong.'"