"Obviously, a lot of people were disappointed by the results," she shared. "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," she added. "At times like this, it’s important to remember what Eleanor Roosevelt said: 'It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.'"
At that point, the TV host shared with her audience the viral clip from BBC's Planet Earth II where an iguana escapes a horde of snakes against harrowing odds.
"If you feel like there’s snakes coming at you from every direction," she said. "The snakes may be the fact that you don’t feel heard. Or nobody's on your side. Or that you don’t like what’s on the Starbucks Holiday Cups this year."
DeGeneres previously discussed the election results on Wednesday's show, advocating unity over division.
"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, which is part of what makes America great," DeGeneres said, wearing a sweater reading "love." "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."