We all know Eric Trump is an idiot. We’ve seen it in his tweets. We’ve seen it when he’s tried to face off with adversaries in various public feuds. We’ve seen Saturday Night Live portray him as being even dumber than his idiot brother Donald Trump Jr, a portrayal which by all accounts is accurate. But even we didn’t know that Eric Trump was this stupid. He’s misinterpreted a common Twitter algorithm and concluded that the “Deep State” is run by – no kidding – Ellen DeGeneres.
If you’ve ever used Twitter, you’re aware that it periodically makes suggestions about whom to follow. Those suggestions come from a computer algorithm that’s based on your current followers and perhaps what you’re tweeting about the most often. So it’s not surprising that Twitter automatically suggested to Eric Trump that he follow Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. It is a bit more unusual, though not particularly surprising, that Twitter also told Eric Trump to follow talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. However, that’s not how Eric saw it.
Eric Trump posted a screen capture of the three suggestions, adding “Shocking… once again, here are the @Twitter “suggestions” of who I should follow.” He then tacked on a “Deep State” hashtag. It would be one thing for him to accuse Hillary and Obama of being a part of his father’s imaginary “Deep State” conspiracy. But based on the way he’s presenting this tweet, it very much appears that Eric is accusing Ellen DeGeneres of being one of the people who is running the Deep State. Why? Because she’s liberal? Because she’s gay? Is Eric that stupid?
Suffice it to say, people on Twitter quickly lampooned Eric Trump for his stupidity. One respondent tweeted “You might start following criminal defense attorneys, bail bondmen, amd travel agents who book to non-extradition countries.” Someone else replied with “Your Twitter search history should have brought you to the real leaders of the Deep State…” and included images of Spongebob Squarepants and Winnie the Pooh.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report