New year, same ol' Eric Trump.
On Tuesday, President Trump's second-eldest son tweeted a bizarre political conspiracy about Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and...Ellen DeGeneres?
In the tweet, Eric Trump included a screenshot of who Twitter suggests him to follow. Included is former president Barack Obama, former candidate Hillary Clinton, and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. Alongside the screen grab, he wrote "Shocking... once again, here are the @Twitter "suggestions" of who I should follow. #DeepState."
"Deep state" is a fringe conspiracy theory turned mainstream after being pushed repeatedly by Donald Trump. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, "Deep State" refers to "a body of people, typically influential members of government agencies or the military, believed to be involved in the secret manipulation or control of government policy."
So basically, the conspiracy says that certain government officials are pulling strings behind the curtains of our "democracy," but wouldn't that mean that President Trump wouldn't even have been elected in the first place?
Plus, if these three were the ones secretly running the country and undermining Trump's administration...they are doing a pretty terrible job.
To put it lightly, Twitter found Eric Trump's paranoid tweet about the voice of Dory from Finding Nemo very, very funny:
Meanwhile, President Trump is also pushing the Deep State conspiracy on Twitter (when he is not too busy trying to get us into a nuclear war, that is):
So far, Ellen DeGeneres has not addressed the rumors of her secretly controlling the United States government from Burbank, California.