Eric Trump kicked off the new year by tweeting a screenshot of Twitter’s suggested users for him to follow: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and Ellen DeGeneres.
The president’s son concluded that this was evidence of an evil, deep state government undermining his father’s administration, obviously!
“Shocking. Once again, here are the @Twitter ‘suggestions’ of who I should follow. #DeepState,” Trump said in a since-deleted tweet.
In a video shared Wednesday night, DeGeneres debunked Trump’s right-wing theory.
“I have some questions,” DeGeneres said. “First of all, which one is Eric? Did he kill the elephant or the cheetah? Which one? Second, what is ‘deep state’? Is it near Dollywood? Because I’m in if it is.”
The theory, the talk-show host continued, is “just the craziest thing I’ve seen all week”—an impressive feat, she said, since she also recently saw “that movie with the lady having sex with the fish,” i.e., Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water. “And still this beats that.”
“Deep state is supposed to be a group of people they believe are trying to undermine Donald Trump—which is ridiculous, because no one has undermined Donald Trump more than Donald Trump,” she explained to members of her audience.
Although DeGeneres said she’s “honored” that Eric thinks she is “powerful enough to be part of a government conspiracy,” she’s also got some bad news: it’s simply not true.
“I am sorry to disappoint you; I am not part of the deep state,” DeGeneres said. “Even if somebody wanted me to be involved, I don’t have that kind of time. I’ve got my gay-agenda meetings on Mondays. On Wednesday, Beyoncé and I host an Illuminati brunch, and then Portia [de Rossi] and I on the weekends are desperately trying to have a baby.”
Twitter users also took turns roasting the president’s son:
So… you think the “deep state” makes these recommendations? You think FBI and CIA agents are responsible for twitter’s suggestion that you follow certain people on twitter? You should focus more on “deep paranoia”
— Jim Hill (@Jim__Hill) January 3, 2018
Who cares what that little criminal money launderer says.
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) January 3, 2018
Ellen DeGeneres and two people not in office = “The Deep State.”
Eric really is the dumbest Trump. https://t.co/5JtSAHHs7n
— Teresa (@TeresaKopec) January 3, 2018
LOL good, we’re officially at the clown stage of this. Well done Eric Trump. Now everyone knows you don’t know what sense is. https://t.co/zXvfvDSF3b
— Ale (@aliasvaughn) January 3, 2018
— IvankaIsGoing2Jail😘 (@duckygirl333) January 3, 2018