During her talk show this week, Ellen DeGeneres told her guest, Megyn Kelly, that President Donald Trump is “not only dangerous for the country and for me personally as a gay woman but to the world.”
These attacks came after DeGeneres had asked Kelly if she would have the president on as a guest, to which the political pundit replied “Definitely”.
“I mean, I would not say no to the sitting President of the United States,” Kelly said, before asking “would you?”.
Without giving any examples, Ellen begins ranting on about how the president is “dividing all of us.”
“I just, you know, he is who he is and he has enough attention and he has his Twitter account and he has ways to get his message across. There’s nothing that I am going to say to him that is going to change him and I don’t want to give him a platform because it just validates him. And for me to have someone on the show, I really, I have to at least admire them in some way and I can’t have someone who 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 and I think I don’t want him on the show.”
President Trump has never pushed forward any legislation against the gay community. In fact, he came out in favor of gay-marriage long before his democrat rival Hillary Clinton did. Hell, he had a gay man Peter Thiel, as a part of his transition team. So, to say that the president is dangerous for gay people is a downright lie, but that won’t prevent people from spreading falsehoods.
Some may point to Trump’s “transgender ban” in the military as an example of his prejudice, but, NEWSFLASH, trans people aren’t gay people. Furthermore, the U.S. didn’t allow transgender people into the armed forces until Obama changed policy. Still, that has nothing to do with gay people.
Sadly Ellen is just one of the many talk-show hosts choosing to engage in political discourse, while knowing nothing about what she speaks. Stick to the funny stuff, Ellen. This political pandering is nauseating.