Ellen DeGeneres Vows to Bring Joy to Viewers "Disappointed" by Donald Trump's Election Win
"If you're feeling a little anxious or scared, I'm here to tell you that things can still turn out to be OK," she said before airing an encouraging 'Planet Earth II' clip of a baby iguana escaping a group of snakes.
Ellen DeGeneres made a vow to bring joy to those viewers who are "disappointed" by Donald Trump's election victory.
"You may have heard that there was a presidential election on Tuesday — the big winner was alcohol, a lot of alcohol," she said in an episode airing Thursday. "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."
"At times like this, it's important to remember what Eleanor Roosevelt said: 'It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.' I think that is a beautiful thing," she continued. "I believe you should also remember what Kanye West once said: 'Blocka, blocka, blocka, blocka, Pour a little champagne, cranberry vodka.'"
The daytime host then screened a clip from the documentary Planet Earth II of a baby iguana on a beach filled with iguana-eating snakes. "If you're feeling a little anxious or scared, I'm here to tell you that things can still turn out to be OK," she explained. "I'm not gonna show you sad stuff. … He made it. That little baby iguana got away! And that's what we're gonna do. We're all gonna do that. If you feel like there's snakes coming at you from every direction — the snakes may be the fact that you don't feel heard, or no one'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."
Watch the clip below, followed by the full Planet Earth II scene.