Ellen DeGeneres addressed Eric Trump’s conspiracy theory that she is somehow involved in the “Deep State” during her opening monologue on “Ellen” on Thursday.
The second eldest Trump son had tweeted a screenshot of Twitter’s follow suggestions which included Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and DeGeneres. He captioned the photo, “Shocking… once again, here are the @Twitter “suggestions” of who I should follow. #DeepState.”
DeGeneres began the segment by saying she noticed her name was trending on Twitter but it wasn’t because of the debut of her primetime game show “Ellen’s Game of Games.”
“So, I have some questions. First of all, which one is Eric? Did he kill the elephant or the cheetah?” DeGeneres jokes.
The daytime talk show host continued on to call the claim “ridiculous” and said that “no one has undermined Donald Trump more than Donald Trump.”
“I just wanna say, Eric, I am honored that you think that I’m powerful enough to be part of a government conspiracy,” she says. “I am sorry to disappoint you, I am not part of the Deep State. 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. I’ve got on Wednesday Beyoncé and I host an illuminati brunch. And then Portia and I on the weekends are desperately trying to have a baby so I can’t. I don’t have time.”
DeGeneres went on to say that a possible reason she appeared as a Twitter suggestion is due to the social networking site’s algorithm which calculates that his siblings follow her.
“But there’s probably another explanation for why Twitter suggested that you follow me,” DeGeneres says. “I mean, it could be a conspiracy or it could be because your sister Ivanka follows me on Twitter, and your sister Tiffany follows me on Twitter and maybe you should follow me. I mean, because I post a lot of cute videos.”