- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 4, 2018

Daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres on Thursday roasted President Trump’s son Eric for suggesting that she’s part of a “deep state” conspiracy.

Earlier this week, Eric Trump, executive vice president of The Trump Organization, tweeted his annoyance that Twitter is consistently suggesting that he follow liberals. Including the hashtag #DeepState, he tweeted a screenshot of Twitter suggesting that he follow Mrs. DeGeneres, as well as former President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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The younger Mr. Trump was widely mocked for the tweet, prompting Mrs. DeGeneres to humorously dedicate Thursday’s opening monologue to the “deep state” conspiracy theory, which suggests there is a group of top-level officials secretively working to undermine the president.

“It’s just the craziest thing I’ve seen all week, because I saw that movie with the lady having sex with a fish and still, this beats that,” Mrs. DeGeneres joked.

“I’m sorry to disappoint you. I am not part of the deep state,” she said. “Even if somebody wanted me to be involved, I don’t have that kind of time. I’ve got my gay agenda meetings on Monday, and 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. So I can’t.”

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