Trump's ex-lawyer: He is a 'malignant narcissist'
Former Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis refuses to vote for Trump in 2024, labeling him a 'malignant narcissist' who won't admit to his mistakes., amid RICO charges.
Donald Trump's former lawyer Jenna Ellis has said that she will not vote for him in the upcoming 2024 elections because he is a "malignant narcissist" who refuses to admit to his mistakes.
Ellis, one of the 18 individuals charged under the RICO Act alongside Trump for their alleged attempted subversion of the 2022 US election results, where Trump lost to Joe Biden, made these remarks during her show on American Family Radio.
"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."
The lawyer was charged with violating state anti-racketeering laws and solicitation or violation of an oath by a public officer, she was then granted bail for $100,000 as she pleaded not guilty and awaits trial.
Ellis, once associated with the Thomas More Society, a conservative Catholic organization, has faced significant skepticism regarding her claims of being a constitutional lawyer.
Maggie Haberman, a New York Times reporter, referred to Ellis as "a lawyer sought out by Trump after witnessing her television commentary." In 2020, Ellis transitioned from relative obscurity to joining what she dubbed an "elite strike force team" aimed at challenging Trump's electoral loss to Biden.
'Trump needs Jesus again'
Despite their efforts, this endeavor proved unsuccessful. In December of the preceding year, American Family Radio welcomed Ellis where she recently hosted another right-wing commentator Steve Deace.
Deace said in his conversation with Ellis on Thursday, "Before that man [Trump] needs to be president again … [to] escape the quote-unquote, ‘witch-hunts’, that man needs Jesus again because … his ambitions would be fueled by showing some self-awareness. And he won’t do it because he can’t admit, ‘I’m not God.’"
Ellis said Deace had "perfectly articulated exactly how I as a voter feel," adding that she knew Trump as a friend and a former boss whom she has great love and respect for.
The lawyer then went on to bash the former president, saying, "But everything that you just said resonates with me as exactly why 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."
She then added that US voters, specifically conservative Christians, should seriously consider who they vote for and prioritize "the constitution and the country and the conservative principles" over idolizing Trump.
Supreme Court to rule on Trump's future
According to former federal judge Michael Luttig, the US Supreme Court will soon decide if former President Donald Trump is eligible to run for the presidency in 2024.
Legal experts believe that Trump might be disqualified under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which prohibits someone from holding office if they have "previously taken an oath … to support the constitution" and subsequently "engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same."
Luttig and other notable conservative academics have determined that Trump's conduct on January 6 and his efforts to reverse the 2020 election exclude him from running for president.
Trump has dismissed all four criminal charges as politically motivated attempts to prevent him from returning to office.
Trump, alongside 18 of his allies, is facing a racketeering indictment that lists 161 "overt acts" allegedly committed as part of a conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election - 12 of which came from his own X posts.