Poor Eric Trump. He has been the forgotten middle child in all of the drama surrounding his father, Donald Trump, and his elder brother, Donald Trump Jr. It seems he has inherited two of the family traits. He cannot bear to be out of the spotlight for long, and he, too, believes in conspiracy theories. This one is a real doozy.
Trump’s second son and third child has been of the impression that there really is a deep state, and it is out to get him, according to The Washington Post:
‘Shocking…once again, here are the @Twitter “suggestions” of who I should follow. #DeepState.’
He forgot that his father calls the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) the deep state. It is a federal government agency under his father’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ control. The FBI is awfully busy to be forcing Ellen on Eric Trump.
On the other hand, a deep state is traditionally considered to be a secret group of influential people, generally extremists, who are controlling the government’s policy. Somehow, it does not seem like a group such as this would be interested in influencing whom Eric Trump followed on Twitter.
DeGeneres, the talk show host and comedian, took on Eric Trump’s belief that she was a member of the “deep state.” Last November she pledged to support wildlife nonprofits after Donald Trump agreed to allow trophies from elephant kills into the U.S. He later rescinded that executive order, after the public gave him so much flak.
Both Donald Trump Jr. and Eric appear to enjoy hunting wild game in Africa for sport. However, elephants have been rapidly becoming extinct, and it would be a terrible thing to lose these magnificent creatures for “sport.”
DeGeneres did not support the senior Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. Instead, she supported Hillary Clinton. President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, were frequent guests on Ellen’s show, and they each danced their way onto the set as every other guest did.
The talk show host pointed to Eric Trump’s tweet and said, the Washington Post reported:
‘(It was) the craziest thing I’ve seen all week, because I saw that movie with the lady having sex with the fish and still this beats that.’
The comedian decided to have a little fun at the famous middle child’s expense:
‘So, I have some questions: First of all, which one is Eric? Did he kill the elephant or the cheetah? Second, what is ‘deep state?’ Is it near Dollywood? ’Cause I’m in, if it is.’
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) January 4, 2018
She addressed the middle son directly, then. She had to say the words denying she was a “deep state” member, because if she did not say them, they might not be true. Then, DeGeneres added:
‘I just wanna say, Eric, I am honored that you think that I’m powerful enough to be part of a government conspiracy.’
DeGeneres joked that she was simply just too busy to join the “deep state” gang:
‘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.’
NOTE: The Trump’s youngest son is off-limits, but his adult children are fair game.
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