Ellen DeGeneres sought to provide some healing and some positivity to a divided nation following the contentious presidential election -- even if she didn’t know the results when she taped her remarks.
On Wednesday’s edition of “the Ellen DeGeneres Show,” the comedian and talk show host presented a message of hope that was recorded Tuesday afternoon before Donald Trump had secured victory.
“The election is finally over. I don’t want to know the results, don’t tell me. Don’t spoil it. It’s on my DVR,” she joked.
“People have been very passionate about this race, and I think it’s because we all love our country -- we just have different ideas about what’s best for it,” DeGeneres continued. “Which is part of what makes America great. And I believe we can all come together, because if you take away the labels, you realize we’re far more alike than we are different.”
DeGeneres sought to highlight somewhat humorous ways in which Americans on both side of the political divide are alike.
“No matter what your politics are, we all have that feeling of stepping out of the shower and realizing you left the towel completely across the bathroom. And you have to do that shimmy on the bathmat all the way across where you try to get the minimal amount of water trying to tiptoe like, ‘just that one drop of water will be there if I do it that way,’” she offered.
“It doesn’t matter if you’re a liberal or if you’re conservative, we’ve all passed out watching Netflix and woke up not knowing what episode we’re on, what season we’re on, whose couch we’re on.”
DeGeneres concluded on a more serious but still optimistic note -- or at least she tried to.
“What I’m trying to say is that we have so much in common, our differences actually make us stronger,” she said. “We need to have the kindness and respect for one another. Here’s where I make the exception: the people that leave the shopping carts in the middle of your parking spot. Out of the country! Kick them out of the country. Bring the shopping cart back!”