Ellen DeGeneres addressed the 2016 presidential election on Wednesday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, in remarks that were actually taped before Donald Trump was officially elected president.
Despite the divided attitudes heading into the election, DeGeneres chose to see the best in America and the people who live here.
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.
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.”
DeGeneres openly supported Clinton, attending fundraisers and interviewing on her show several times.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a liberal or if you’re conservative, 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. We need to have the kindness and respect for one another. Here’s where I make the exception: the people that leave the shopping carts in the middle of your parking spot. Out of the country. Kick them out of the country. Bring the shopping cart back!”