Ellen Page emotionally slams Trump administration for ‘causing suffering’

Ellen Page has emotionally hit out at the Trump administration for spreading hatred which she linked to the suspected racist and homophobic attack on Empire star Jussie Smollett.

On Thursday’s (January 31) episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the lesbian actress condemned Vice President Mike Pence’s anti-LGBT views before telling the studio audience to “connect the dots.”

She said: “In terms of what happened the other day to Jussie… this is what happens.”

Watch Ellen Page tear into the Trump administration:

“If you are in a position of power and you hate people, and you want to cause suffering to them, you go through the trouble, you spend your career trying to cause suffering—what do you think is going to happen?” asked the Gaycation star.

“Kids are going to be abused, and they’re going to kill themselves, and people are going to be beaten on the street.”

“I am lucky to have this time and the privilege to say this. This needs to f***ing stop.”

— Ellen Page

A visibly furious Page told Colbert: “I have travelled the world and I have met the most marginalised people you can meet. I am lucky to have this time and the privilege to say this.”

“This needs to f***ing stop,” she added, to enormous applause from the audience.

Ellen Page slams Vice President Mike Pence for anti-LGBT beliefs

Page also explained during the interview that she was “really fired up tonight, but it feels impossible not to be this way right now with the president and the Vice President Mike Pence who, like, wishes I couldn’t be married.”

Turning to speak directly to the audience, she added: “Let’s just be clear, the Vice President of America wishes I didn’t have the love with my wife,” displaying a picture of herself with her wife, Emma Portner.

Jussie Smollett, who Ellen Page referenced on TV, speaks at the Children's Defense Fund California's 28th Annual Beat The Odds Awards at Skirball Cultural Center on December 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California

Ellen Page spoke about the Jussie Smollett attack. (Gabriel Olsen/Getty)

“He wanted to ban that in Indiana—he believes in conversion therapy,” she said, to boos from the audience.

“He has hurt LGBTQ people so badly as the Governor of Indiana.”

Donald Trump has condemned the attack on Jussie Smollett

On January 31, two days after the attack on Smollett, Trump condemned the “horrible” assault.

Pressed on the issue by American Urban Radio Networks reporter April Ryan, he said: “That I can tell you is horrible. I’ve seen it last night, I think that’s horrible, It doesn’t get worse, as far as I’m concerned.”

There are allegations that the attackers shouted a pro-Trump slogan and racist, homophobic slurs during the violent incident.

Smollett, who was hospitalised after the attack, was reportedly called a “faggot Empire n****r” and had a noose tied around his neck by two men.