Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient and gay rights icon Ellen DeGeneres on Wednesday shot back at Eric Trump for suggesting she’s part of the “deep state,” joking that she doesn’t have time between her Monday gay agenda meetings and Wednesday Illuminati brunches with Beyoncé.
Trump made headlines early Wednesday, tweeting that Twitter’s “who to follow” suggestions are indicative of the “deep state.”
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) January 3, 2018
“If you know me at all, you know I don’t pay attention to politics,” DeGeneres said in response to that tweet. “But unfortunately, politics pay attention to me.”
Describing Trump’s tweet, which she described as “the craziest thing I’ve seen all week,” DeGeneres told her audience she has “some questions.”
“First of all, which one is Eric?” she asked. “Did he kill the elephant or the cheetah? Second, what is Deep State? Is it near Dollywood? Because I’m in if it is.”
“Apparently, Eric Trump thinks Twitter is trying to trick him into following liberals,” DeGeneres said, calling the claim “ridiculous.”
“No one has undermined Donald Trump more than Donald Trump,” the comedian said.
“Eric, I just want to say I’m honored that you think I’m powerful enough to be part of a government conspiracy,” she said, before arguing she doesn’t have time for such an activity.
“I’ve got my gay agenda meetings on Mondays, on Wednesday Beyoncé and I host an Illuminati brunch, and then Portia and I on the weekends are desperately trying to have a baby,” she joked.
Watch below, via Twitter:
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) January 4, 2018
Black Georgia lawmaker accuses white man of demanding she ‘go back where she came from’ in supermarket diatribe
On Friday evening, Erica Thomas, and African-American Democratic lawmaker in the Georgia House of Representatives, was shopping at a Publix supermarket in Mableton when a white customer came up to her and shouted at her, telling her to "go back where you came from" — words echoing President Donald Trump's recent racist attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color.
Thomas' crime? She had too many items for the express checkout line.
Today I was verbally assaulted in the grocery store by a white man who told me I was a lazy SOB and to go back to where I came from bc I had to many items in the express lane. My husband wasn’t there to defend me because he is on Active Duty serving the country I came from USA!
Trump offers to guarantee bail for rapper A$AP Rocky
US President Donald Trump offered Saturday to guarantee the bail of rapper ASAP Rocky, detained in Sweden on suspicion of assault following a street brawl.
Trump tweeted that he had spoken with Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, who he said gave assurances that the singer would be treated fairly.
"Likewise, I assured him that A$AP was not a flight risk and offered to personally vouch for his bail, or an alternative," Trump wrote.
There is no system of bail in Sweden.
Trump said he and Lofven had agreed to speak again over the next 48 hours.
Fans, fellow artists and US Congress members have campaigned for the 30-year-old artist, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, to be freed since his arrest on July 3 following the fight on June 30.
The best Civil War movie ever made finally gets its due
On Sunday and on July 24, Turner Classic Movies and Fathom Events are presenting big-screen showings in theaters nationwide of “Glory,” in honor of the 30-year anniversary of its release. The greatest movie ever made about the American Civil War, “Glory” was the first and, with the exception of Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” the only film that eschewed romanticism to reveal what the war was really about.
The story is told through the eyes of one of the first regiments of African American soldiers. Almost from the time the first shots were fired at Fort Sumter, S.C., the issue of black soldiers in the Union army was hotly debated. On Jan. 1, 1863, as the country faced the third year of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, rapidly accelerating the process of putting black men into federal blue.