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
Chicago Police Board president files complaint alleging he was struck 5 times by cops at George Floyd protest
On Friday, WTTW reported that Ghian Foreman, the president of the Chicago Police Board, has filed a complaint alleging he was beaten in the legs five times by police officers at a protest against the killing of George Floyd last Sunday.
The Chicago Police Board is an independent civilian commission that has power over police disciplinary cases.
"Foreman filed a complaint with the Citizens Office of Police Accountability alleging that he was struck by at least one officer during a protest sparked by the death of George Floyd in the custody of Minneapolis police, said Ephraim Eaddy, a spokesperson for the agency," said the report. "Foreman’s complaint, which identifies the officer Foreman said struck him, is one of 344 complaints of police misconduct filed with COPA between midnight May 29 and 7 a.m. Friday, Eaddy said. The complaint itself is confidential."
Kayleigh McEnany may have committed voter fraud by claiming parent’s Florida address when living in DC: report
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has carried the flag for President Donald Trump's campaign against mail-in voting, delivering false warnings the process is rife with voter fraud. But McEnany herself may be guilty of the illegal act.
And so may be her boss.
"Kayleigh McEnany was living in Washington, but voted in Florida. Trump used an address he promised Palm Beach officials would not be a residence," HuffPost reports.
Derek Chauvin accused of illegally voting in Florida — where he was allegedly registered as a Republican
Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin has been accused of committing felony voter fraud in Florida.
Dan Helm, a candidate for Supervisor of Elections in Pinellas County, sent a letter to the State Attorney of Orange County outlining the allegations.
"I write to inform you that, Derek Chauvin, the police officer who killed George Floyd in Minnesota, voted in Orange County Floriday in 2016 and 2018 as a registered Republican," Helm wrote to Aramis Ayala.
He said he discovered the information in the voter file.
"While living in Minnesota, working there, paying taxes there, Derek Chauvin cannot claim residency in Orange County. His home, residency and where he intends to live is in Minnesota, not Florida," he charged. "This is a violation of our election laws, specifically Fla. Stat. 104.011 (2)."