Megyn Kelly was asked during an appearance on “The Ellen Degeneres Show” if she would ever have President Donald Trump on her own show.
Kelly said yes, she would have any sitting president of the United States on for an interview. DeGeneres vehemently said she would not – slamming Trump as a danger to her because she’s gay.
“I can’t have someone that I feel is not only dangerous for the country and for me personally as a gay woman, but to the world,” DeGeneres said in the clip.
On Friday’s “The Glenn Beck Radio Program,” Glenn Beck sympathized with her objections to Trump but noted that DeGeneres was mistaken on one thing: Trump’s record on gay rights.
Trump has stood with the gay community over the years, welcoming gay couples in his Mar-a-Lago country club before it was considered socially acceptable; inviting gay activist Peter Thiel to speak at the 2016 Republican convention; and condemning the homophobic attacker who murdered gay people at the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando in 2016.
“This is not a guy who is not a friend to gay people,” Glenn said.
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This is a rush transcript and may contain errors.
ELLEN: Would you have him on your show?
MEGYN: Definitely. I mean, I would not say no to the sitting president of the United States.
MEGYN: Absolutely not. Would you?
MEGYN: You would?
ELLEN: I would not have him…
I mean, look — now, I’m going to get bad tweets. But I just — I just — you know, he is who he is. And he has enough attention. And he has his — 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’s just — it validates him. And for me to have someone on the show, I really — I have to — I have to at least admire them in some way. And I can’t have someone that I feel is — is not only dangerous for the country, for me personally as a gay woman, but to the world. He’s dividing all of us. And I think — I don’t want to represent — I think — I just, I don’t want him on the show.
GLENN: So she said that — she went on to say this Ellen and Megyn Kelly. That he is a danger to people like her.
Ellen, I mean, there’s many reasons to not have Donald Trump on your show. There’s many reasons not to like Donald Trump. But that’s not one of them. And you — you do yourself a disservice by getting his record wrong on gay rights.
Daily Wire did a great piece yesterday where they were talking about in the 1980s and the 1990s, he donated heavily to the AIDS outbreak. When he was talking about a third party run in 1999, he went on the record saying, he would add sexual orientation to the Civil Rights Act. He’s also believed to be the first private club owner, to allow a gay couple in to the country club.
And that is in Palm Beach — that was Mar-a-Lago. This is not a guy who is not a friend to gay people. In 2015, he forcefully went after the attackers on the Paris — or, I’m sorry, on the pulse nightclub in Orlando.
He spoke the ugly truth that radical Islam is not a friend to the LGBT community. He went to Cleveland, and he talked about how he will — he had a vow to protect that community. He went on to have Peter Thiel, who is an openly gay, you know, Silicon Valley-type tycoon. Addressed the Republican convention.
He has Peter Thiel, part of his transition team. Still part of his team. He’s considering Richard Genelle, an openly gay man, to be his ambassador to the UN. This is not a foe to people who believe in gay rights.
Again, there are reasons not to agree with the president, there are reasons to not like the president, there are reasons to — to say, “Well, I think he’s dividing people and he hates X, Y, or Z,” but you have to at least base those things in fact. And the fact is that this president is the most gay friendly president in the history of the United States of America.