"If you know me at all, you know I don't pay any attention to politics, but unfortunately, politics pays attention to me," Ellen DeGeneres said at the start of a recent taping of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The comedian and host was referring to Eric Trump's latest tweet about DeGeneres belonging to the deep state because Twitter was suggesting her as a person to follow. Yes, really.
On Jan. 3, Trump shared a screenshot of his Twitter follow suggestions, which included Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and DeGeneres. Along with the screenshot, he added the hashtag #DeepState. Ideated by conspiracy theorists, the deep state is an alleged group of government officials and powerful people who are currently working to delegitimize Donald Trump's presidency.
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) January 3, 2018
Following the tweet, DeGeneres understandably had a few questions. "First of all, which one is Eric?" she asked, noting, "It's 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."
To shut down "rumors" once and for all, DeGeneres said, "Eric, I am honored that you think I am powerful enough to be part of a government conspiracy. I am sorry to disappoint you. Even if someone wanted me to be involved, I don't have that kind of time. I have my gay agenda meetings on Mondays. On Wednesday, Beyoncé and I host an Illuminati brunch. Then Portia and I on the weekends are desperately trying to have a baby." Watch her hilarious and incredulous response above.