Reaction to an appearance by one of Donald Trump’s attorney’s on CNN on Sunday morning was fast and furious on Twitter, with commenters stunned by her ranting about ‘fake news” and badgering of CNN’s Brian Stelter.
Appearing on CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” Jenna Ellis — who is attached to the president’s re-election campaign — attacked recent polling that shows the president losing in a match-up with probable opponent Joe Biden, trashed CNN and accused of the host of being an “activist.”
For the greater part of the interview that ran over ten minutes, Ellis constantly talked over the CNN host and, at one time, blurted, “Let me finish. Are you just going to interrupt me this whole time? Or can we actually have a reasonable dialog? This is why everyone calls you fake news. Because you finally bring me on to actually talk about things and then, yet, you just interrupt me and won’t let me make my point.”
She quickly became an object of fascination — and derision — on Twitter.
Check out some responses below:
This must have been Jenna Ellis’ birthday present to Dear Leader. ~10 minutes of subservient verbal diarrhea. pic.twitter.com/PCp1hkM901
— Grief Bacon (@rgclt) June 14, 2020
In my opinion Jenna Ellis is a terrible Attorney.
Further are we sure she’s not KellyAnne Conways daughter?
Also, in my opinion- imagine Jenna Ellis’ interview being played during the two current “defamation” lawsuits against CNN & NBC
— File411 (@File411) June 14, 2020
Is anyone watching Jenna Ellis on CNN ? Holy shit, this lady is Trump’s legal counsel? She’s nuts.Even Fox polls have Trump losing big to Biden ! Anti media strategy won’t work.Trying to censor news to Trump’s liking.Not here in America Jenna
— Barry Fineberg (@barrysf48) June 14, 2020
Jenna Ellis is flailing about on @CNN right now. Yikes. This is the person Trump thinks is an effective attorney? All she is doing is interrupting, gaslighting, and lying! Not a good look, Jenna. She’s behaving like a child. LoL. #TrumpLies #uspoli #TrumpIsNotWell #JennaEllis
— Rhys (@Rhys604) June 14, 2020
Lmao Jenna Ellis is a total raging lunatic..Trump is so scared he’s got his crazies on #CNN
— Lisa (@lisamarieLML) June 14, 2020
Jenna Ellis goes on CNN and like other Trump idiots made a stupid fool out of herself. Facts is the polls are right, but this fool just showed that Trump has morons telling lies for him, and to attack the media when the truth comes out.
— Randy Brown (@loonewolf24) June 14, 2020
Whew Jenna Ellis drank a big ole glass of Haterade this morning before coming on @cnn. My gosh why did she even come on the show?? How does this help at all? Trying to argue why the cnn poll was fake. Hateful hateful woman. Goodness my blood pressure is way high now. .
— Pamela Bennett (@PamNCBennett) June 14, 2020
Trump 2020 legal advisor Jenna Ellis says Trump cares about truth and facts. She should be disbarred. 🤭 #ReliableSources
— Mike 🇺🇸 One-Term Trump 🇺🇸 (@thedecider99) June 14, 2020
— Doc Naismith (@DocNaismith) June 14, 2020
Watching Trump attorney Jenna Ellis talk to @brianstelter and it’s always the same Wall of Sound strategy: Fill the air with jabbering non-sequiturs, never let the interviewer finish a question, interrupt constantly, and suck the oxygen out of the segment.
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) June 14, 2020
— Syl P. (@luvsla72) June 14, 2020
I’m getting dumber by the second listening to Jenna Ellis on @CNN. She’s spewing lies and vitriol. Thank you @brianstelter for the great job you’re doing. This lady is an indoctrinated quack. @JennaEllisEsq
— PhromTheBottom (@PhromThe) June 14, 2020
Jenna Ellis is coming across like a complete psychopath right now. She’s likes a drunk girl yelling at her ex boyfriend at 2am
— Disgruntled (@FluffyLilPup) June 14, 2020
Does Jenna Ellis need oxygen? She did not take a breath during that interview?
— Lizz Colyer (@ColyerLizz) June 14, 2020
How the hell did you ever even get into law school?
Guess that’s why you’re a just #AnotherBlondeBimboForTrump – you can’t form a coherent argument. 😂
JENNA ELLIS IS A HACK.
— taschbluvoter #TrumpResignNow #Unfit For Office (@stbluvoter) June 14, 2020
— Kyle Ord (@TheRealKyleOrd) June 14, 2020
Jenna Ellis seems…. like she’s a costume @realDonaldTrump is wearing
— Joe Biden – Text UNITED TO 30330 (@POTUSBiden46) June 14, 2020
Trump ripped as a ‘traitor’ by veterans for his mask photo-op at Walter Reed Hospital
The veteran advocacy organization Vote Vets on Sunday blasted President Donald Trump for holding a photo-op at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
After a round of golf on Saturday, Trump traveled to the hospital to be photographed by the press pool wearing a mask, which was a first since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vote Vets, which says it has raised over $120 million since being founded in 2006 and made over 50 million voter contacts, released a new video on Trump's visit.
The ad says it shows "what wounded warriors see when Trump comes for a photo-op."
Trump’s push to reopen schools prematurely is an assault on states’ rights that may prove deadly
It’s hard to avoid a sense of déjà vu as the Trump regime threatens to withhold federal education funding from states that refuse to re-open their schools this fall. The contours of the “debate,” such as it is, perfectly align with the one we had a couple of months ago about re-opening businesses in the midst of a pandemic.
Then, as now, conservatives tried to frame the issue as a choice between re-opening and staying stuck in quarantine indefinitely. Those less moored to reality, including the President, insisted that proponents of quarantines were only motivated by a desire to undermine Trump’s prospects for re-election. The real divide at the time was between those of us who wanted to follow the science, build up adequate testing and contact-tracing capacity and re-open safely once the rate of infection had declined, and those, mostly on the right, who wanted to re-open prematurely either because they believed we’d achieve herd immunity if we let the outbreak run its course or because they thought Covid-19 was a “hoax” that was no more serious than the seasonal flu.
How 68,000 COVID-19 survivors created a world-class patient resource group in just four months
Diana Berrent was one of the first people in her hometown of Port Washington, New York, to get COVID-19. Back then, in early March 2020, only immunocompromised and seniors were believed to be high-risk; hence, as a 46-year-old yoga practitioner and runner, Berrent was "shocked" when she woke up with a 103-degree fever and respiratory infection — symptoms that strongly suggested she had coronavirus, which was later confirmed by a test.
This article first appeared in Salon.