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Friday, Trump signed an executive order on immigration. Saturday, he watched Finding Dory at the White House. Monday, Finding Dory star Ellen DeGeneres slyly put those two pieces together on her talk show in a brilliant takedown.
The three-minute bit is mostly a plot synopsis of People’s Choice winner Finding Dory, but even if you’ve seen the movie a dozen times, DeGeneres’ explanation of it this time is through a lens you’ve never considered.
“You won’t believe it, but that wall [at the Marine Life Institute] has almost no effect in keeping them out,” she quips.
“The other animals help Dory … 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 was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama just a few months before he left office. In his speech before bestowing the award, Obama praised the openly gay comedian for her ability to “challenge our own assumptions, remind us we have more in common than we realize, [and] push our country in the direction of justice.”
Monica Riese now serves as the Daily Dot’s director of production, having previously been the publication’s entertainment editor and assistant managing editor. She is based in Austin, Texas, and formerly contributed to the Austin Chronicle, where her breaking news work was recognized by the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies.