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Ellen DeGeneres used 'Finding Dory' in a family friendly-clapback against Trump's #MuslimBan

Clever, Ellen.

Ellen DeGeneres.

Last week, news broke that new US president Donald Trump had viewed a screening of family movie Finding Dory during protests against his newly-imposed 'immigration ban', which effectively blocks people from seven countries from entering America.

People were not impressed, to say the least.

Unsurprisingly, it also caught the attention of the star of said movie, Ellen DeGeneres, who used the latest episode of her show to subtly throw some shade at Mr Trump.

"I don't get political, so I'm not going to talk about the travel ban," joked Ellen during one of her segments, "I'm just going to talk about the very non-political, family-friendly, People’s Choice award-winning Finding Dory."

"Now, of course Finding Dory is about a fish named Dory," said Ellen, "And, Dory lives in Australia, and these are her parents and they live in America. And I don’t know what religion they are, but her dad sounds a little Jewish — doesn't matter."

"Dory arrives in America with her friends Marlin and Nemo. She ends up at the Marine Life Institute behind a large wall," continued Ellen, gleefully eluding to Trump's plans to construct a border wall between the US and Mexico. "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."

"Even though Dory gets into America, she ends up separated from her family, but the other animals help Dory," said Ellen, bringing up a photo of all the characters in the movie. "Animals that don’t even need her. Animals that don’t even have anything in common with her. They help her, even though they’re completely different colours. Because that’s what you do when you see someone in need — you help them."

You said it, sister.

Even though Ellen generally doesn't get too political on her show, we think we know which side she stands on.