Ellen DeGeneres is denying that she’s in the “deep state,” calling Eric TrumpEric Frederick TrumpWatchdog group: Trump had over 1,400 conflicts of interest in first two years Trump 2020 campaign manager hits George Conway: 'Think how bad of a husband you have to be' T-Mobile executives stayed at Trump’s hotel while merger that needed administration’s approval was pending MORE’s suggestion “the craziest thing.”

“If you know me at all, you know I don’t pay attention to politics, but unfortunately politics pays attention to me,” DeGeneres told the audience of her eponymous talk show in a preview clip from Thursday’s program released Wednesday night. 

Saying she noticed her name was trending on Twitter on Wednesday, DeGeneres said she learned that President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump knocks BuzzFeed over Cohen report, points to Russia dossier DNC says it was targeted by Russian hackers after fall midterms BuzzFeed stands by Cohen report: Mueller should 'make clear what he's disputing' MORE’s 33-year-old son had mentioned her in a tweet to his more than 1.7 million followers:

“It shows Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump knocks BuzzFeed over Cohen report, points to Russia dossier DNC says it was targeted by Russian hackers after fall midterms Special counsel issues rare statement disputing explosive Cohen report MORE, Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaPompeo’s retreat into chaos Barack Obama wishes Michelle a happy birthday: 'You’re one of a kind' NY Times prints special section featuring women of the 116th Congress MORE, and me,” DeGeneres, 59, explained of the Twitter post. “It’s just the craziest thing I’ve seen all week because I saw that movie with the lady having sex with the fish and still this beats that.” 


“So, I have some questions,” DeGeneres said with a grin. “First of all, which one is Eric? Did he kill the elephant or the cheetah? Which one? I don’t know," she said, referencing the famous photos of the two Trump sons hunting big game.

"So second, what is the deep state? Is it near Dollywood? 'Cause I’m in, if it is," she continued.

“Apparently, Eric Trump thinks that Twitter is trying to trick him into following liberals,” DeGeneres, who’s been critical of the president, said. “So, I found out deep state is supposed to be a group of people they believe are trying to undermine Donald Trump — which is ridiculous because no one has undermined Donald Trump more than Donald Trump.”

“I just wanna say, Eric, I am honored that you think that I’m powerful enough to be part of a government conspiracy,” DeGeneres continued. “I am sorry to disappoint you, I am not part of the deep state. Even if somebody wanted me to be involved, I don’t have that kind of time.”

“I’ve got my gay agenda meetings on Mondays. I’ve got — on Wednesday Beyoncé and I host an Illuminati brunch,” the Emmy Award-winning comedian cracked.

“But there’s probably another explanation for why Twitter suggested that you follow me. I mean it could be a conspiracy or it could be because your sister, Ivanka, follows me on Twitter, and your sister, Tiffany, follows me on Twitter. And maybe you should follow me.”

“I mean, because I post a lot of cute videos,” said DeGeneres.

“We might not agree on politics, but I think we can both agree that this is cute,” DeGeneres added, before showing her audience a clip of a cat appearing to give a dog a massage.