On Sunday, President Donald Trump screened Pixar's Finding Dory for his family, staff and their kids.

On Tuesday, press secretary Sean Spicer made it clear that Trump didn't watch it, he merely introduced it and left when the flick started.

Why is it important that Potus didn't catch any of the undersea action? Maybe because the White House wants people to know the commander in chief is hard at work. Or maybe because the movie's plot, as explained by its star, talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, on Monday, stands against Trump's immigration order.

"I don't get political," DeGeneres, who voices the movie's protagonist, Dory, said during her show's monologue.

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"I'm just going to talk about the nonpolitical, family-friendly ... Finding Dory."

DeGeneres explained that the show centres on a fish named Dory, who lives in Australia and is trying to reunite with her parents, who live in America.

"Dory arrives in America with her friends Marlin and Nemo, and she ends up 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.

She finished with a joke about how she next planned to "explain women's rights" by talking about her 1996 box-office bomb of a comedy, Mr Wrong.