"They weren't showing you people from 'deep state,' they were showing you people that this country likes more than your dad," one person responds.
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?— Sybill Trelawney (@SybilT2) January 3, 2018
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.— Annette (@dolfin513) January 3, 2018
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Eric Trump thinks that Ellen DeGeneres is part of the deep state!! AAHAHAHAHAHA!!! *deep breath* AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA— Ben Is Proud To Be Blocked By Scott Baio. (@loveisequal80) January 3, 2018
TBH, I would be more interested in Ellen's Game of Games if it WAS the Deep State. pic.twitter.com/nWqvHagNZQ— TheScottToddy (@OGScottieT) January 3, 2018
Yea that Twitter algorithm is crazy. Why on earth would it suggest you follow the people you tweet most about!?!?— Marco (@marcorecio) January 3, 2018
Ellen—if there is a “Deep State” (and at this moment I sure hope there is a good one) then there’s no better person to have there than YOU and Barack!— JustSearchin (@AndreasBoos) January 3, 2018
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.— Jim (@Jim56931230) January 3, 2018
Went to bed with the fear of nuclear war. Woke up to find out that Ellen is part of the "deep state". Day 3...— Roni Beeks-Smith (@RoniBeeks) January 3, 2018
Deep State Ellen Show. She sneaks into top secret areas and scares the shit outta the guards.— Mark 'New Year, Same Shit' Blaho (@MaximumOverDerp) January 3, 2018
Wowz..obama,clinton and ellen aren't serving in any administrations,so really,deep state?stick to what you can understand-picture books and fingerpaint #dimwit— Susan Chadwick (@chadwickin140) January 3, 2018
OMG ELLEN IS PART OF THE DEEP STATE— Kevin (@Chug_A_Lugg) January 3, 2018
This is the most unintentionally hilarious tweet of the very very new year!— Christopher Jasinski (@analyticswonk) January 3, 2018
@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— Over It! (@ShinySquirrel99) January 3, 2018
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