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Ellen DeGeneres Claps Back at Eric Trump for 'Deep State' Tweet and We're Howling

Ellen DeGeneres Claps Back at Eric Trump for 'Deep State' Tweet and We're Howling
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“Eric, I just want to say I’m honored that you think I’m powerful enough to be part of a government conspiracy,” a perplexed Ellen DeGeneres said on Wednesday following a bizarre tweet by Eric Trump.

Trump earlier expressed dismay over Twitter's list of "who to follow," which included Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and Ellen DeGeneres.

Trump, a frequent Twitter user whom you would think be familiar with this feature, bemoaned, "shocking... once again, here are the @Twitter “suggestions” of who I should follow. #DeepState"

In response to Trump's tweet, DeGeneres explains, "if you know me at all, you know I don’t pay attention to politics, but unfortunately, politics pay attention to me.”  "Which one is Eric," DeGeneres quips. "Did he kill the elephant or the cheetah? Second, what is Deep State? Is it near Dollywood? Because I’m in if it is.” "This is the craziest thing I've seen all week," she added.

“Apparently, Eric Trump thinks Twitter is trying to trick him into following liberals,” DeGeneres continued. According to the Trumps, the "Deep State" is a secret branch of the government conspiring to “undermine” the president. "That "is ridiculous, because no one has undermined Donald Trump more than Donald Trump,” DeGeneres joked. "Maybe you should follow me," she continued. "Because I post a lot of cute videos. We might not agree on politics, but I think we can both agree that this is cute.”

Degeneres wasn't the only person left confused by Trump's tweet.

"You should follow Hillary. The exposure to intelligence might be beneficial to you," wrote one Twitter user.

Other onlookers were a bit less nuanced, going right for the jugular: "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," said another.

Newsweek's Kurt Eichenwald chimed in too, never missing a beat: " dont know how twitter works do you? Yes, better to think there is some massive conspiracy of unseen cabals than to think "oh, this fell into the algorithm based on other people I follow."

He added: "No wonder they call you the dullest knife in the Trump drawer."

To be fair, Trump's supporters had their fun too: