Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Did Eric Trump Tweet A Conspiracy Theory About Ellen DeGeneres Being Part Of Deep State?

Eric Trump tweeted out a conspiracy theory that talk show host Ellen Degeneres is part of the so-called deep state. The second son of President Donald Trump shared a screenshot of Twitter’s suggestions for accounts he may like to follow. The accounts suggested for him included his father’s 2016 Democratic election rival Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama and DeGeneres.

“Shocking,” Trump tweeted with a screenshot of the suggestions. “Once again, here are the @Twitter ‘suggestions’ of who I should follow. #DeepState.”

The “deep state” conspiracy theory, which gained steam after being pushed by former White House strategist Steve Bannon during the 2016 election campaign, is popular among some conservatives who support the president. It refers to an alleged shadowy entity of civil servants that coordinates efforts and policies behind-the-scenes to delegitimize the Trump administration.

However, it is unclear whether Eric Trump was claiming that Clinton, Obama and DeGeneres were part of the “deep state.” Nonetheless, his tweet received ridicule on social media.

Others argued that even including Obama and Clinton in a “Deep State” claim was way off base since they are not currently working for the government in any major capacity. Others also noted how Twitter’s algorithm works in terms of recommending based off what users have searched.

What did you think of Eric Trump’s claim of a “deep state”? Did you find it amusing that he included in his screenshot DeGeneres? Let us know in the comments section.

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