Here she is to save the day: Ellen DeGeneres.
The mighty comic and talk show host had recorded a message Tuesday afternoon before the outcome was decided, in which she proclaimed, “we are far more alike than we are different. For instance,” she joked, “we all know that feeling of stepping out of the shower and realizing you left your towel completely on the other side of the bathroom, and you have to do that shimmy…”
Then DeGeneres returned Wednesday with another, even more meaningful message: one of hope, and of laughter.
“You may have heard that there was a presidential election on Tuesday,” she deadpanned. “The big winner was alcohol. A lot of alcohol.”
“Obviously, a lot of people were disappointed by the results,” she said to her studio audience. “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,” said DeGeneres. “And because I have very expensive taste in automobiles. At times like this, it’s important to remember what Eleanor Roosevelt said: ‘It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.’ “
Watch the clip below, and know this before the video starts: Ellen DeGeneres would never, ever show something bad happening to an iguana.