The president's second son seemingly came to this conclusion Tuesday evening with a single tweet after he took a look at Twitter's suggestions for who he should follow. Taking a screenshot, the top two suggestions were Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. The third name was Ellen DeGeneres.
It's unclear if Eric intended to include everyone's favorite daytime talk show host in his "evidence," as the words he used to accompany the image were rather cryptic themselves. "Shocking... once again, here are the Twitter suggestions of who I should follow," he tweeted, followed by the hashtag, "#DeepState."
Donald Trump has been railing against a perceived "deep state" within the government that is working to undermine him and delegitimize his presidency. Eric's perceived inclusion of Ellen in this vast conspiracy took Twitter by storm.
Here are some of the best responses for your amusement:
Eric, there is no Deep State, but your dad says the Deep State comprises non-presidentially appointed civil servants who serve in multiple administrations. Obama and Clinton, by definition, cannot be members of the Deep State. As for Ellen, are you daft?
Ellen is part of the deep state? Are you high? You really don't understand that the people you troll on twitter, will show you who else to follow. Deep State? None of those people are in Government. Dotard, just like your father.
Here's another example of how the nut doesn't fall far from the tree. Is Eric Trump really saying that Ellen DeGeneres is a part of the Deep State? It's not that the mindless nattering of the first son holds much weight.
@EricTrump they weren't showing you people from "deep state" they were showing you people that this country likes more than your dad. Trump Tweets Bizarre Conspiracy Theory About Ellen DeGeneres. https://t.co/jmofXpJpQv