Ellen DeGeneres fired back at President Trump’s tweet about banning transgender people from the military


Ellen DeGeneres certainly doesn't agree with President Trump's latest threat to ban transgender individuals from joining military.

Following the news of the ban, the TV host shared an important message with fans on Twitter to express her disagreement.

"We should be grateful to the people who wish to serve, not turn our backs on them. Banning transgender people is hurtful, baseless and wrong," DeGeneres wrote.

DeGeneres previously expressed her dismay over the presidency when she used humor to address President Trump's refugee ban. In January, DeGeneres used her film "Finding Dory" to explain why she disagreed with the ban.

"I don't get political, but I will say that I am against [the ban]," she said. "I am not going to talk about the travel ban. I am just going to talk about the very non-political, People's Choice Award-winning film 'Finding Dory.'"

Here's how senators reacted to the ban:

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"We should all be guided by the principle that any American who wants to serve our country and is able to meet the standards should have the opportunity to do so — and should be treated as the patriots they are," McCain said.

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Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi noted in a statement that the date of Trump's announcement coincided with the date President Harry Truman desegregated the military in 1948.

"Sixty-nine years later, President Trump has chosen this day to unleash a vile and hateful agenda that will blindside thousands of patriotic Americans already serving with honor and bravery," Pelosi said. "This disgusting ban will weaken our military and the nation it defends."

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Republican Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama was first told of Trump's announcement during a CNN interview, responding that he wanted to read the policy's wording but was sure the Senate will hold hearings on the matter. "You ought to treat everybody fairly and you ought to give everybody a chance to serve," he said.

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Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, an Iraq War veteran who lost her legs in combat, called the ban "discriminatory and counterproductive to our national security."

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"When my Black Hawk helicopter was shot down in Iraq, I didn't care if the American troops risking their lives to help save me were gay, straight, transgender or anything else. All that mattered was they didn't leave me behind," Duckworth said in a statement. "If you are willing to risk your life for our country and you can do the job, you should be able to serve — no matter your gender identity, sexual orientation, or race."

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When Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah was asked whether he stood with the state's transgender community, Hatch responded "Yes" on Twitter, then released a longer statement saying "I don't think we should be discriminating against anyone."

Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown said in a statement the military "should not turn away anyone who is willing and able to serve this country and help keep Americans safe."

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The ban is "discrimination, plain and simple," Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris of California tweeted.

Source: Twitter

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Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey wrote that Trump is "wrong" and transgender service members are "heroes like anyone else risking their lives to defend us."

Source: Twitter

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"Dory arrives in America with her friends, Marlon and Nemo, and she arrives at the Marine Life Institute behind a large wall. And 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," she said. "The other animals help Dory. Animals that don't even need her. Animals that have nothing in common with her. They help her even though they are completely different colors, because that's what you do when you see someone in need. You help them."

In November, when Trump was first elected president, DeGeneres shared an inspiring message with her viewers to help bring give hope to Americans who were despondent about the poll results.

"You may have heard that there was a presidential election on Tuesday. The big winner was alcohol," she said at the time. "Obviously, a lot of people were disappointed with the results. My job is to be hopeful and make everybody feel good, so I am going to keep doing that as long as I can."

"If you are feeling a little anxious or scared, I am here to tell you that things can turn out okay!" she continued.

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