ABOVE: Eric Trump Washington Blade photo by Michael Key
Eric Trump raised eyebrows on Twitter when he suggested that daytime television host Ellen DeGeneres is a part of the “Deep State” conspiracy.
President Donald Trump’s second youngest son tweeted a screenshot of Twitter follow suggestions which included Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and DeGeneres.
“Shocking… once again, here are the @Twitter “suggestions” of who I should follow. #DeepState,” Trump tweeted.
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) January 3, 2018
The “Deep State” conspiracy theory claims that a shadow network within the government is working to undermine elected government officials. It’s unclear whether Trump was poking fun at the theory or is a believer but Twitter found his tweet entertaining especially since none of the three currently hold elective office or are government employees.
Hi Eric, I know you’re not the smart one, but Twitter’s algorithm looks at who you searched for most recently when making suggestions. It looks like you might have recently searched for a Democrat, buddy.
— Matt Clendineng (@mattclen2) January 3, 2018
You do realize none of the 3 recommends are employed by any state, deep or otherwise? In other news, there’s actually no mister under your bed either.
— Camille Kimball (@CamilleKimball) January 3, 2018
Yes, Ellen DeGeneres of the deep state. The very same.
— Advertise Here (@youradhereDMme) 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
— Mean Mr. Mustard (@HoratioMustard) January 3, 2018