Ellen responds to Eric Trump’s conspiracy theory: ‘What is Deep State?’


Ellen is having a pretty big start to 2018. She is in the middle of her 15th season of her very successful talk show and just launched a new game show. The new show, Ellen’s Game of Games, was borne from the fun, silly games she used to play on her talk show and the ratings for Tuesday’s debut were very good.

Beyond that, Ellen just realized that her influence is powerful enough to trigger conspiracy theories from #45s fifth favorite child, Eric. As is tradition in his family, Eric decided to get on Twitter and jump to a bunch of conclusions based on… Twitter suggestions. Twitter’s algorithms did their thing and casually suggested a few people for Eric to follow. Eric decided everyone involved was a part of a deep-seeded cabal looking to topple his father’s regime because that’s a logical conclusion to draw, right?

I was a little unclear as to what Deep State was, exactly. In case you were too: it is an actual term that’s been used by political scientist and foreign policy experts for years. Prior to the Wonka White House, it was applied to, “individuals and institutions who exercise power independent of—and sometimes over—civilian political leaders.” Mostly it was used for developing countries where it appeared, “generals and spies called the real shots in nominally democratic societies and replaced elected leaders when they saw fit.” The term, naturally has evolved and in #45’s dictionary it means ‘anyone who doesn’t genuflect my way’ and his administration has become obsessed with it.

Turns out, Ellen was a little unclear on the concept herself. But that didn’t stop her from finding Eric’s tweet as funny as we did. So she addressed it on her show Wednesday:

*snicker* I mean, this how Eric’s nonsense should be handled. Personally, I think Ellen is one of the best when it comes to shade. I liked, “which one’s Eric?” but I love how she, an avid animal lover, was able to fit in a swipe about the Trump Sons trophy hunting. The best part for me was when she casually gave very logical reasons why Twitter might have suggested her to Eric (his sisters follow her) that didn’t loop her into secret, treasonous, mass government schemes.

While explaining how she didn’t have time to belong to Deep State, Ellen “confirmed” all the other conspiracies surrounding her. I know she was joking but I desperately want an invite to one of Ellen and Beyonce’s Illuminati brunches. Is there a Deep State registration website where I could score one?

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  1. lightpurple says:

    “Deep State” is being used by this administration to describe any federal employee not hired by this disaster of a president. It is an insult to the men and women who, unlike Princess Nagini, got the necessary education for their jobs, trained for years, in some cases like the State Department, CIA, and the National Parks took entrance exams, honed their craft, and worked for years or decades under multiple administrations with integrity and ethics without putting their political leanings in the way of doing their jobs. Orange Voldy’s minions want all “deep state” employees fired, which would shut down our country completely. Idiots!

    More power to Ellen. I took Eric’s suggestion and followed her on Twitter.

    • Rapunzel says:

      +100000000, LP. Well said.

    • Hazel says:

      Hi, LP—-I agree with everything you say, except for one tiny thing. I work for the National Parks, there’s no entrance exam. There are OPM qualifications to meet, but no exam. But hey, I guess i’m Deep State, too!🤷‍♀️

      • lightpurple says:

        Thanks, Hazel. I might be confusing national parks with the national historic parks. Some of the parks here, like Minuteman and Freedom Trail, have tests. I took the Minuteman one once. I aced all the 19th century literature questions about Louisa May Alcott and Thoreau and Emerson but was completely baffled by the questions about 18th century black powder weapons.

      • Hazel says:

        No worries, LP, but I think you’re confusing the National Park Service (manages national parks & national historical parks—I work for one of the latter) with state & other municipal entities. I looked up those you cited, and they are not federal entities, but local Bostonian ones.
        NPS employees get their jobs by applying online at USAJobs.

    • Snowflake says:

      I’ve seen people defend ivankas position by saying she has a bachelor’s degree! For real! So I posted a comment saying I have a bachelor’s in finance, I guess I’m eligible to be the CEO of Merrill Lynch

      • lightpurple says:

        I usually respond to them that a bachelor’s degree qualifies her to be a White House intern and that Daddy bought her the UPenn degree after she flunked out of Georgetown.

      • holly hobby says:

        Those can be bought for a price too. 😉 Just saying.

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  2. Other Renee says:

    Ok that clip was hilarious. And the dog and cat clip was adorable.

  3. Rapunzel says:

    Ellen forgot to mention cashing her paycheck from George Soros. That’s my favorite deep state conspiracy theory. Lol.

    • Kelly says:

      My cousin attends university in Hungary, and she endlessly babbles about George Soros and Hillary Clinton. It’s insane.

    • monette says:

      OMG Rapunzel, the fuckturds that won the last election in my country have tried to link all the #rezist demonstrations with Soros. They said that he bought them off to go in the streets and march against corruption.
      600.000 people! They even said he paid the dogs and children that went to the marches.
      Can you believe that?

  4. Kimma1216 says:

    I’m in Massachusetts and after the storm yesterday, there’s no doubt I am part of the #deepsnowstate

  5. QueenB says:

    Its terrible they are approriating that term. Its an important term. And it does apply to basically every country. Way more in stable countries. Most people behind the scenes work for multiple presidents and nothing too much changes behind the scenes.

    • Esmom says:

      It is terrible but it’s right in line with all the despicable sh^t they pull, day in and day out. It just kills me how people like Eric Trump just lap it up and just spew it back out as fact.

      This week’s New Yorker said it better than I ever could: “Americans thought that they understood what counts as evidence, what counts as reason, what counts as an argument. Suddenly, the rules changed. In national politics, you no longer need evidence or reason. You no longer need to make an argument. You need only to assert. If your assertion is questioned, you need only to repeat it.”

      • Rapunzel says:

        Esmon- facts are now opinions. Everyone has one. Seriously. That’s the mentality. I had a discussion recently with a person who asserted incorrect facts about DACA. I work with DACA students and corrected the person. The response: “everyone has their own opinion.”. My response: “this isn’t about opinion. This is about facts.”

        The person literally didn’t care and said, “let’s agree to disagree.”WTF? How do you combat this? It’s like a mental illness.

      • Esmom says:

        It’s like brainwashing. I honestly don’t get it. I’m glad my old school journalism professor, who was a stickler for getting every single fact correct and strictly maintaining the utmost objectivity, isn’t alive to see what has happened.

      • holly hobby says:

        All these clowns who can’t see between a fact and opinion need to go back to 4th grade. This was literally a worksheet my kid was working on for homework! Where did these morons matriculate from?

  6. Esmom says:

    I though Ellen’s response was brilliant. Relentless mockery seems to be the only solution to countering the BS and idiocy of the Trump regime.

  7. I just can't says:

    Soo if I’m on twitter and look at trumps page, my recommendations to follow are kellyanne Conway, junior, and Ivanka. Or some permutation of his kids and crazy advisors. So whose page are you on, Eric??

  8. PiMo says:

    There are many terms, like deep state, that are part of daily life in developing countries which the western world residents have never heard of. It is sad that instead of developing countries shaking those off, these are now becoming part of the lexicon of the western countries.

  9. STRIPE says:

    MAYBE Twitter suggests Eric follow Hillary and Obama because his family never STFU about them….? It’s an algorithm, not deep state. But he’s too stupid to understand that so….

  10. holly hobby says:

    Her responses were priceless and funny! I’m tired of the stupid “deep state” conspiracy theories. Whenever I come across those dumb words it translates to “deep fried.” That’s how I feel about the morons who believe in this $hit.

    Trump boys should really stop trying to be smart or funny. People tweet and talk circles around them. Bannon was right about one thing. There’s a lot of dumb bricks in that family.

  11. Anare says:

    “Which one is Eric?” 😂❤️

  12. monette says:

    In my country it’s called “The parallel state”.
    By all the corrupt and incompetent politicians. They are huge Trump supporters by the way and paid thousands of dollars to go to a dinner date he attended.