Ellen DeGeneres responded to Eric Trump after he suggested she might be part of an alleged anti-President Donald Trump group, according to the Hollywood Reporter Thursday.
“If you know me at all, you know I don’t pay attention to politics, but unfortunately politics pays attention to me,” the talk show host shared in a clip posted on YouTube after Trump’s son tweeted that something was fishy when Twitter suggested he follow Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and herself. (RELATED: Eric Trump: Donald’s Khan Comments Were ‘Blown Hugely Out Of Proportion,’ Response Was ‘Absolutely Ruthless’ [VIDEO])
“Shocking… once again, here are the @Twitter “suggestions” of who I should follow. #DeepState,” Trump tweeted.
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) January 3, 2018
“First of all, which one is Eric? Did he kill the elephant or the cheetah,” DeGeneres said during her opening monologue. “Which one? I don’t know. So second, what is the Deep State? Is it near Dollywood? Cause I’m in if it is.”
“Apparently, I’m part of some secret government conspiracy called the ‘Deep State,'” the talk show host added. “And so, I found — have you heard of Deep State anybody? Neither had I.”
She then explained that “Deep State” was supposed to be a group of people that “they believe” (who “they” is remains unclear) are trying to undermine the president. She added that it was “ridiculous because 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. I am sorry to disappoint you, I am not part of the Deep State,” DeGeneres shared. “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.”
“I mean it could be a conspiracy or it could be because your sister Ivanka [Trump] follows me on Twitter, and your sister Tiffany [Trump] follows me on Twitter and maybe you should follow me,” she added. “I mean, 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.”