Ellen Sat With Lauer And Spoke Trump, Here’s What She Had To Say
“Today” host Matt Lauer sat with Ellen DeGeneres and asked her a few questions in an interview that aired on Friday.
Lauer asked Ellen if she would ever invite Donald Trump to her show, to which she responded by saying “no.”
“He’s against everything that I stand for,” she added.
“I’m not going to change his mind. We need to look at someone else who looks different than us and believes in something that we don’t believe in and still accept them, and still let them have their rights.”
Ellen has hosted many political figures on her show, including former first lady Michelle Obama, 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, former President George W. Bush and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).
Ellen spoke about the time she first met Trump on his former TV show, “Celebrity Apprentice,”
“I flew in his helicopter and did a bit with him. So I knew him then,” she told Lauer.
“I have not spoken to him since he’s run for president or become president,” she said.
Ellen did asked Lauer a few questions during her show that aired Thursday, asking “Today” host about Trump’s relationship with the media and his dubbing much of the press as “fake news.”
“It’s something that he goes out and says in front of a crowd of supporters and he gets a great reaction,” Lauer said.
“He doesn’t hate the media. As a matter of fact he’s one of the people I know who has over the years loved the media more than most people. But it’s just this kind of catchphrase, the ‘fake news’ and the ‘fake media,’” he added.
“I think he hates the media that doesn’t praise him,” said DeGeneres — who was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by then-President Barack Obama last year. “I think he hates the media that’s gonna attack him, which anyone would.”
“But you can’t have it both ways,” Lauer replied. “You can’t just have a media that you only want them to say the things you want them to say. I think it’s going to die down, I really do.”