Ellen DeGeneres Offers Message of Hope After Election: Watch

Leave it to Ellen DeGeneres to cheer everyone up! The beloved comedian offered America a message of hope after Donald Trump’s election win over Hillary Clinton left the country deeply divided.

The talk show host, 58, who avidly supported the Democratic candidate, first assured her viewers during the Thursday, November 10, episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show that she won’t stop making people laugh. "You may have heard that there was a presidential election on Tuesday. The big winner was alcohol. A lot of alcohol,” she joked. "Obviously, a lot of people were disappointed by the results. My job is to be hopeful and to make everybody feel good. And I’m gonna keep doing that for as long as I can. I will do it because I love you. And because I have very expensive taste in automobiles.”

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DeGeneres then cited an inspirational quote from former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt: "It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.”

Naturally, her silly side came out too, and she also quoted Kanye West’s “Guilt Trip” lyrics. "I think that is a beautiful thing, and I believe you should also remember what Kanye West once said: 'Blocka, blocka, blocka, blocka, pour a little champagne, cranberry vodka,’” she quipped.

The funnywoman wrapped up her uplifting segment by showing a clip from Planet Earth II of a baby iguana being chased by dozens of snakes but eventually scurrying to safety. "The snakes may be the fact that you don’t feel heard,” DeGeneres said. "Or nobody's on your side. Or that you don’t like what’s on the Starbucks holiday cups this year. No matter what your snake is, there is hope for your little iguana.”

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