“Well well well. The election is finally over!” says Ellen at the beginning of the video below, “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.”
At the time of taping this segment, Ellen didn’t know that Donald Trump would win the presidency in a shocking plot-twist, but she did predict a deeply divided and emotional reaction would follow this election, regardless of outcome. So she did was Ellen does best: in the face of uncertainty and disunity, she made us laugh.
“I believe that we can all come together because if you take away the labels , you realize that we’re far more alike than we are different.” says Ellen to loud applause. From there, Ellen goes on to list examples of common experience all of us share, politics aside.
But after she’s listen the things we have in common, Ellen acknowledges that we are still going to differ… and that’s okay.
“What I’m trying to say is, we have so much in common, our differences actually make us stronger. We need to have kindness and respect for one another.”
She ends her segment with a montage of unlikely animal best friends, showing that love and grace really can unite us… and make us smile!
Check out Ellen’s encouraging video below.
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