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03/01/2018 8:33 PM AEDT | Updated 04/01/2018 6:03 AM AEDT

Eric Trump Tweets Bizarre Conspiracy Theory About Ellen DeGeneres

'This is the most unintentionally hilarious tweet of the very very new year!'

Eric Trump apparently thinks talk show host Ellen Degeneres is part of the so-called deep state.

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump’s second son shared a screenshot of Twitter’s suggestions for accounts he may like to follow. They included his father’s 2016 Democratic election rival Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama and DeGeneres.

The “deep state” conspiracy theory, which has been repeatedly pushed by the president, revolves around the idea that a deep-rooted civil service is working to delegitimize his administration. It’s unclear whether Eric Trump was claiming that Clinton, Obama and DeGeneres were part of the “deep state,” but his post prompted widespread ridicule:

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