UPDATE: After Eric Trump claimed that both Twitter and comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres were part of a conspiracy, DeGeneres used her show not only to dismiss the paranoid Trump, but to also poke fun at his wild claims.
During her show on Wednesday, the comedian started off by saying she doesn’t pay too much attention to politics. However, she added, “politics pays attention to me.”
Showing the audience that she really has no clue who the president’s son is to begin with, she went on by mocking Trump’s involvement with trophy hunting.
“First of all, which one is Eric? Did he kill the elephant or the cheetah? Second, what is 'deep state?' Is it near Dollywood? Because I’m in if it is,” she said.
Saying that she had watched “the movie with the lady having sex with the fish” this week, DeGeneres added that Eric Trump's accusations were even crazier than that.
“Apparently, Eric Trump thinks that Twitter is trying to trick him into following liberals,” DeGeneres continued.
And when she mentioned deep state, which apparently is meant to be a secret group that has undermined President Donald Trump, DeGeneres said that the notion is “ridiculous because no one has undermined Donald Trump more than Donald Trump.”
She finally ended the bit by poking fun at how conservatives usually see her while also targeting the president’s son and his conspiracies.
“I just want to say, Eric, I am honored that you think that I’m powerful enough to be part of a government conspiracy,” she said.
Unfortunately, she added, she has no time to be part of deep state.
“I’ve got my gay agenda meetings on Mondays,” she explained, then “on Wednesday, Beyoncé and I host an Illuminati brunch, and then Portia and I on the weekends are desperately trying to have a baby.”
As you can see, DeGeneres is not someone you want to mess with, especially if you do not want to see your logic and personal actions being made fun of on national television.
The “deep state” conspiracy theories peddled by paranoid conservatives in the United States — including President Donald Trump — are laughable. But the president's son, Eric Trump, is pushing a new theory on Twitter that will leave many laughing even harder.
Eric Trump is suggesting that Ellen DeGeneres, a left-leaning talk show host, is part of the deep state conspiracy to disrupt the Trump administration. He tweeted a screenshot wherein his account’s suggested “Who to follow” accounts include Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and DeGeneres herself.
“Shocking... once again, here are the @Twitter ‘suggestions’ of who I should follow. #DeepState,” Eric Trump wrote.
He is apparently unaware of how social media algorithms work. According to the site’s own information page about how it decides who to suggest you should follow, these profiles are determined based on who your contacts are, what your current geographical location is, and what your personal activity on Twitter may resemble, among other variables.
In other words, the suggestions made to Eric Trump about who to follow aren’t part of a “deep state” conspiracy, but rather are determined by Trump’s own actions on Twitter.
Users on Twitter reacted appropriately:
Not proud to admit this, but I would pay $20 to sit with Eric Trump for ten minutes and have him explain Ellen DeGeneres' shadowy role in the Deep State.— Tod Kelly (@RTodKelly) January 3, 2018
.@EricTrump, buddy, we already get it: you're the dumb one. You don't need to keep confirming it.— Michael G. Stone (@M_G_Stone) January 3, 2018
Play with your fidget spinner, eat some Fun Dip, whatever... just stop saying stupid crap like this.https://t.co/ClK77M903I
This dude is as dumb as a bag of Trumps....— Section 1983 and Bivens Action (@BeataRussian) January 3, 2018
Eric Trump suggests Ellen DeGeneres is part of the ‘Deep State’https://t.co/V4YcMH0C8S
Shared from my Google feed
"THE DEEP STATE" = mythological bogeyman of many conservatives. Eric Trump apparently believes Ellen DeGeneres is a part of it. Jeez... it's funny but pathetically so.— Sam Malone (@SamRoga2016) January 3, 2018
It’s not entirely surprising that Eric Trump believes a conspiracy is influencing his online activity — this is a person who, after all, doesn’t quite understand what “nepotism” really means, and believes his father, despite opinion polls demonstrating otherwise, is a “loved” president.
But insinuating that a daytime talk show host is somehow part of a “deep state” conspiracy against your family is going beyond what is expected of him or even his father, and is delving into paranoid delusions that warrant us asking whether any of the Trumps (the president or his children) are competent political or business leaders at all.
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