September 26, 2023

FRICTION: Jenna Ellis slams “malignant narcissist” Trump

The attorney has changed her mind about supporting the former president. Jenna Ellis is facing RICO charges alongside Donald Trump in Georgia, for her role in his attempts to remain in office against the will of the voters.

She’s been vocally supportive of Trump since he was booted out of office, but that’s all changed now.

Ellis began by expressing support for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ presidential campaign as well as Trump’s, often defending herself against angry MAGAs and repeating her view that Trump’s attacks on his opponent are unwarranted.

That view bought her an exclusion from Trump’s defense crowdfunding effort, forcing her to start her own, separate fundraiser.

Now she’s finally fully over the former president, who she identifies as a “malignant narcissist” and is trashing him for his refusal to ever admit fault. According to The Guardian:

“I simply can’t support him for elected office again,” Ellis said. “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 agreed — both on her radio show and on social media — with fellow right-winger Steve Deacy, who asserted that Trump “needs Jesus” and can’t admit that he himself is not God.

When Deacy tweeted a view that Trump’s eternal soul is at stake, Ellis got into a back-and-forth with a Twitter account that argued perhaps Trump had already repented his sins.

“You must be new here,” she tweeted, resurrecting a video clip of Trump admitting he doesn’t ask God for forgiveness.

This was in a period in 2015 when Trump was still testing the waters as he launched his first presidential campaign, long before he’d be mocked for holding a Bible upside-down, and even before he’d demonstrate an inability to name a favorite Bible verse.

He was speaking at the Family Leadership Summit, held by several right-wing religious groups, when moderator Frank Luntz asked if he has ever sought forgiveness from God.

Trump denied it, explaining that he simply decides for himself when he’s made a mistake and how to fix it, but did express that he takes communion as often as possible.

Check out Ellis’ exchange below, including the video clip.

[Screenshot via Twitter]

Steph Bazzle covers politics and theocracy, always aiming for a world free from extremism and authoritarianism. Follow Steph on Twitter @imjustasteph.

Stephanie Bazzle

Steph Bazzle is a news writer who covers politics and theocracy, always aiming for a world free from extremism and authoritarianism. Follow Steph on Twitter @imjustasteph. Sign up for all of her stories to be delivered to your inbox here: