Over the last 48 hours, massive protests have broken out across the country after Donald Trump signed his executive order to ban immigrants and refugees from select countries in the Middle East. As the protests continued over the weekend, the new president decided to watch the family film "Finding Dory" at the White House.

Trump and 'Finding Dory'

On Friday at the White House, Donald Trump signed the aforementioned controversial executive order. Within hours, airports in the United States were detaining individuals in compliance to the president's order.

Two men who were detained at Kennedy International Airport in New York went on to contact the American Civil Liberties Union, who followed through and filed a lawsuit against the administration. In response, a federal judge decided to order a temporary stay, halting the ban in question. While Trump did release a statement on the issue and lash out on Twitter, the commander in chief took time to screen the film "Finding Dory," which didn't go over well with social media, as reported on January 29.

"As Muslim Ban protests erupt nationwide and outside White House, Trump holds private screening of "Finding Dory," actor George Takei wrote on his Twitter account, while making sure to clarify, "Not joking." "This afternoon, Trump will host family & staff for a screening of 'Finding Dory.' I sh*t you not," Grammy-award winning songwriter Peter Zizzo tweeted.

In a follow-up message on Twitter, Zizzo added, "BTW 'Finding Dory' is about separated, imprisoned family members."

Actor John Fugelsang also chimed in, making sure to hit back at Donald Trump for his decision to watch the animated film as the protests against him continued to expand.

"Trump's 1st White House screening is Finding Dory, a film about a brightly colored motormouth cartoon w/no attention span," Fugelsang wrote.

Ellen speaks

Actress and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, who stared in "Finding Dory," voiced her opposition to the Muslim ban.

"For me, America is great because of all the people who came here. Not in spite of them," DeGeneres tweeted, while using the hashtag "#NoBan." Moments later, the DeGeneres sent out another tweet, this time reading, "P.S. My grandparents were immigrants. The woman making us pizza right now is Muslim. And I'm grateful for all of them."

Moving forward

Despite the backlash against him, Donald Trump and his administration have showed no signs of backing off their executive order. As another day passes with the opposition growing, the former host of "The Apprentice" appears unwilling to let his foot of the gas.