Ellen DeGeneres called for unity amid Donald Trump’s presidential victory before the polls even closed last night. In a pre-taped monologue recorded yesterday (November 8), the talk-show host delivers an uplifting message that only resonates more in light of last night’s results.
Wearing a gray sweatshirt with the word “love” stitched onto it, Ellen acknowledged that the presidential race was marked by sharply divisive opinions. But, she said, “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.”
To prove her point, Ellen illustrated some hilariously specific ways Americans can find common ground.
“For instance, 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,” she joked. “We all do that thing where you’re pulling into a parking garage and you duck your head just to make sure you make it. 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.
“What I’m trying to say is that we have so much in common, our differences actually make us stronger,” she continued. “We need to have the kindness and respect for one another.”
See the full monologue below, as well as Ellen’s hopeful promise to fans to continue making us smile.