Jenna Ellis, the attorney for the former president, is currently confronted with criminal charges pertaining to an attempted subversion of the 2020 election that ultimately led to Joe Biden’s triumph over him. Ellis asserts that Trump, who cannot accept responsibility for his mistakes, is a “malignant narcissist” and that she will not support him in the future.
Ellis declared, “I simply can’t support him for elected office again.” “Why I have chosen to distance is because of that frankly malignant narcissistic tendency to simply say that he’s never done anything wrong.”
Ellis, age 38, was addressing the conservative evangelical network administered by the American Family Association, a nonprofit organization that, since 1977, asserts itself to be “at the forefront of America’s culture war.” She was speaking on her program on American Family Radio.
In Georgia, Ellis was one of eighteen Trump aides who were also indicted on charges of allegedly attempting to nullify Biden’s victory in that state. She was released on $100,000 bond and pleaded not guilty to charges that included encouraging a public official to violate an oath and violating anti-racketeering statutes in the state.
Anot guilty on thirteen counts of conspiracy and racketeering, Trump pleaded not guilty to all charges.
He is additionally confronted with civil cases involving a $250 million lawsuit initiated by the New York attorney general concerning his business dealings, a defamation suit based on a rape allegation that a judge deemed “substantially true,” four federal counts of election subversion, forty federal counts pertaining to the retention of classified information, and 34 state counts in New York concerning hush-money payments. He denies any wrongdoing and asserts political persecution.
In spite of this, Trump leads by a significant margin in crucial state and national polls concerning the 2024 Republican presidential primary.
Ellis’s professed expertise in constitutional law has been subject to considerable scrutiny. Ellis formerly served as an attorney for the Thomas More Society, a conservative Catholic organization.
Reportedly, Ellis was “a lawyer whom Trump sought out after seeing her television commentary” by New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman. In 2020, Ellis emerged from relative obscurity to join what she dubbed a “elite strike force team” that was attempting to reverse Trump’s defeat by Biden.
It achieved no success. Since December of the previous year, Ellis has been employed by American Family Radio. Steve Deace, an additional right-leaning presenter, and she engaged in a discussion on her program on Thursday.
“Before that man [Trump] needs to be president again,” Deace stated. [to] avoid the, quote-unquote, “witch-hunts,” where man once more requires Jesus because—spoil alert—exhibiting some self-awareness would feed his desires. In addition, he refuses to acknowledge that he is not God.
Deace had “exactly articulated exactly how I as a voter feel,” according to Ellis. She added that she had a close friendship and professional relationship with Trump, adding, “I have great love and respect for him personally.”
“However, I completely agree with everything you just said, which is why I am unable to continue to support him for public office. That, quite frankly, malignant narcissistic inclination to just assert that he’s never done anything wrong is why I’ve decided to distance myself from him.
“And the total idolatry that I’m seeing from some of the supporters that are unwilling to put the constitution and the country and the conservative principles above their love for a star is really troubling.
“And I think that we do need to, as Americans and as conservatives and particularly as Christians, take this very seriously and understand where are we putting our vote.”