Who is Jenna Ellis? Trump's top lawyer called him an 'idiot' in 2016 but now says he's the 'best president'
'I could spend a full-time job just responding to the ridiculously illogical, inconsistent, and blatantly stupid arguments supporting Trump,' Jenna Ellis once wrote
Jenna Ellis, the Trump 2020 Advisory Board member, who is currently spearheading the president's attempt to challenge the election results around the country, once called him an "idiot" and said his supporters didn't care about "facts or logic."
Back in March 2016, Ellis wrote in a Facebook post, "I could spend a full-time job just responding to the ridiculously illogical, inconsistent, and blatantly stupid arguments supporting Trump," she wrote in her post. "But here's the thing: his supporters DON'T CARE about facts or logic. They aren't seeking truth. Trump probably could shoot someone in the middle of NYC and not lose support. And this is the cumulative reason why this nation is in such terrible shape: we don't have truth seekers; we have narcissists." The post has not been deleted or for that matter, any of her numerous posts slamming the POTUS in the past.
In addition, a CNN analysis of statements she made on her official Facebook page and local radio appearances, suggested that she previously bashed him as "boorish and arrogant" and a "bully" whose words "really cannot be trusted" as factually accurate. In early 2016 she was one of his toughest critics and deeply opposed his candidacy, repeatedly slammed then-candidate Trump as an "idiot," whose comments about women she found "disgusting," and suggested he was not a "real Christian."
"Why should we rest our highest office in America, on a man who fundamentally goes back and forth and really cannot be trusted to be consistent or accurate in anything," she said in an April 2016 radio appearance.
Around the same time, she said that Trump's values were "not American," and linked to a post that called Trump an "American fascist." She also called Trump by his nickname coined by comedian John Oliver, "Drumpf," and praised Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) for speaking out against him. In addition, she attacked Trump supporters in a Facebook post for not caring that the Republican candidate was "unethical, corrupt, lying, criminal, dirtbag."
She also once considered Trump to be "one of the greatest threats to our liberty" after he attacked the media and wanted to change libel laws back in February 2016. "Trump cannot handle criticism," she wrote in a Facebook post from the time. "This is insanely dangerous to the fundamental American value and inalienable right to freedom of speech."
In a statement to CNN on Wednesday, Ellis said, "It's no secret that I did not support Donald Trump early in the primary process in 2015, like many others who didn't know him, and I've always been straightforward with my opinions and I've always admitted when my opinion changes. I am glad to have learned that I was completely wrong about Trump back then and I've said that over and over publicly, as I saw him keeping his promises, and then eventually getting to know him personally."
"I appreciate KFILE showing clearly through past statements that I think for myself, and that my mind was changed based on fact and personal knowledge. President Trump is a sincere Christian, the best president in modern history, and made and kept his promises to the American people. I am proud to stand with him and his goals for the future of this country and all of its citizens," she said.