Former Trump campaign attorney and anti-LGBTQ+ extremist Jenna Elllis was shocked yesterday to find out that her fellow conservatives are very willing to use misogynist insults at people they don’t like, including her.
Ellis has publicly said nice things about both former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), both considered top contenders for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination. She hasn’t expressed a preference for either candidate, which made her a target of some of Trump’s more zealous supporters.
“I was called a lot of things and had a lot of leftist hit pieces trying to destroy my credibility while I represented Trump,” she wrote on Twitter yesterday. “But I never saw a media outlet or journo use the blatant sexism & vulgarity that ‘MAGA influencers’ do now. And I don’t even work for DeSantis.”
She showed screenshots from several people attacking her from the right, calling her “sloppy seconds” for the DeSantis campaign, “a community bike” (because “everyone gets a test ride”), “on your knees… for Ron DeSantis,” and one made a joke about her using sex toys.
“Truly gross behavior. What’s crazy is that you’ve been fair to both candidates,” one of her followers pointed out.
“Fairness = TRAITOR to the cultists,” Ellis replied.
Ellis is far from a stranger to personal attacks, which she has been lobbing at people – especially LGBTQ+ people – for years now. Several weeks ago, she called Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and his husband Chasten Buttigieg “sexual perverts” because they’re gay dads.
Last year, she called the out soccer phenomenon Megan Rapinoe and Olympic gymnast Simone Biles “losers” after President Joe Biden gave them the Presidential Medal of Freedom. People at the time noted that Rapinoe is an Olympic gold medalist and two-time Women’s World Cup champion and Biles is the most decorated U.S. gymnast of all time with 32 Olympic and World Championship medals.
Prior to that, she linked an article about the Stonewall Inn – the site of the most legendary LGBTQ+ protest in U.S. history – being made a national monument and wrote: “A national monument to our open embrace and celebration of sin.”
Ellis was announced as a member of Trump’s legal team in 2020. Before that she presented herself as a “constitutional law attorney” in TV appearances even though she had never taken any federal cases and worked as a deputy district attorney in Weld County, Colorado, from 2012 to 2013, generally working on traffic cases.
She was fired from that job six months in and went into private practice before joining the faculty of Colorado Christian University. She taught undergraduate classes and self-published a book called The Legal Basis for a Moral Constitution: A Guide for Christians to Understand America’s Constitutional Crisis.
During Trump’s 2020 campaign, Ellis said that people should vote for Trump because of his opposition to LGBTQ+ equality.
Her years of attacking others to promote Trump, only to whine about being attacked herself for not promoting Trump enough, made someone post the old joke about the Leopards Eating People’s Faces Party in response to her tweets.
“You have a solid point,” she responded.