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“First of all, which one is Eric? Did he kill the elephant or the cheetah? Which one? I don’t know.”

Ellen DeGeneres – talk show host, gay icon, 30-time Emmy Award winner – has responded to Eric Trump’s ridiculous suggestion that she is part of the “deep state”, an alleged entity aiming to delegitimise Trump’s presidency.

On Tuesday night, the second son of the President made headlines when he tweeted his suspicions over Ellen, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton appearing on his “who to follow” section. 

“Shocking… once again, here are the @Twitter “suggestions” of who I should follow.


During Ellen’s opening segment of her long-running talk show, she hit back at the American businessman in her deadpan tone: “First of all, which one is Eric? Did he kill the elephant or the cheetah? Which one? I don’t know. So second, what is the deep state? Is it near Dollywood? ’Cause I’m in if it is.

“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.”

Related: Ellen gently mocks straight people during new segment on her show. 

Ellen joked she couldn’t possibly be part of the ‘deep state’ because of her hectic schedule: “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.” 

The Finding Dory star concluded: “But there’s probably another explanation for why Twitter suggested that you follow me. I mean, it could be a conspiracy or it could be because your sister Ivanka follows me on Twitter, and your sister Tiffany follows me on Twitter, and maybe you should follow me. I mean, because I post a lot of cute videos…”

Watch Ellen’s hilarious opening segment below. 

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