Ellen DeGeneres Promises to Be 'Hopeful' After Trump Win: 'I Will Do It Because I Love You'

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Ellen DeGeneres is moving forward with hope.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show host addressed her viewers on Thursday's program promising a "hopeful" tone after the surprise election of Donald Trump to the presidency.

"You may have heard that there was a presidential election on Tuesday," the 58-year-old comedian said, joking, "The big winner was alcohol. A lot of alcohol."

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"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.'"

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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."

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"No matter what your snake is, there is hope for your little iguana," DeGeneres concluded.

Watch the clip below.

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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."

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Meanwhile, other TV hosts, including The Late Show's Stephen Colbert, have spoken out passionately about this election.

Watch the video below to see what he said.

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