If you had a TV show, would you have President Donald Trump on as a guest?

The question sparked an interesting exchange between former Fox News host Megyn Kelly and talk show trailblazer Ellen DeGeneres.

Kelly went on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" to chat about her upcoming NBC morning show, "Megyn Kelly Today," when the conversation (inevitably) turned to Trump.

"Would you have him on your show?" DeGeneres asked Kelly, referring to the president.


Kelly answered with an emphatic yes.

GIF via "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"/YouTube.

"Really?" DeGeneres asked.

"Absolutely not," Kelly reiterated. "Would you [say no]?"

GIF via "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"/YouTube.

The studio audience immediately went wild after DeGeneres' quick remark, their loud cheers pausing the conversation for a solid 15 seconds, leaving the two hosts smiling at one another.

DeGeneres went on to explain why she wouldn't allow Trump to be on her program (emphasis added):

"He is who he is, and he has enough attention. And he has 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 validates him. And for me to have someone on the show, I have to at least admire them in some way. And I can’t have someone who I feel is not only dangerous for the country and for me personally, as a gay woman, but to the world. He’s dividing all of us. … I don’t want him on the show.”

Watch the full exchange on "Ellen" below:

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