Ellen DeGeneres Says She Will Never Host President Trump On Her Show

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Ellen DeGeneres, who had former President Barack Obama twice on her show, just explained why she will never invite his successor.

Ellen DeGeneres just said President Donald Trump is not welcome on her show — and the reason is very personal.

As she sat down with former Fox News host Megyn Kelly, who was promoting her own upcoming show "Today With Megyn Kelly," DeGeneres asked Kelly if she would ever have Trump as a guest.

“I would not say no to the sitting president of the United States,” Kelly said. “Would you?”

“Yeah,” the comedian and talk show host replied immediately, receiving applause from the audience. “I would not have him on my show.”

"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 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. And for me to have someone on the show, 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. … I don’t want him on the show.”

DeGeneres, who is credited for paving the way for the LGBTQ community on television after coming out in front of a live audience nearly 20 years ago, also spoke out against Trump in July following his divisive ban on transgender military personnel.

 

In addition to Obama, DeGeneres also hosted former President George W. Bush, and presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and John McCain on her show.

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