Eric Trump insinuates Ellen DeGeneres is part of the 'Deep State'

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Eric Trump suggested on Twitter Tuesday night that television personality Ellen DeGeneres was part of the "Deep State."

Along with a screenshot of who Twitter suggested he follow that includes Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and DeGeneres, Trump alleged that the suggestions are indicative of a much larger power.

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"Shocking," he wrote. "Once again, here are the @Twitter 'suggestions' of who I should follow. #DeepState"

The "Deep State" is a conspiracy theory that refers to "a body of people, typically influential members of government agencies or the military, believed to be involved in the secret manipulation or control of government policy," Google notes. As Entertainment Weekly reports, the theory gained steam during the 2016 election as one of its believers, Steve Bannon, commonly referred to it.

Of course, DeGeneres isn't involved in the United States government, so many Twitter users were left scratching their heads by the seemingly random claims being made by Trump.

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