Curtis Ingraham, the brother of Fox News personality Laura Ingraham, criticized his sister for clapping while announcing that General Mark Milley, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who made headlines for standing up against former President Donald Trump, had tested positive for COVID-19.
Sharing the video of his sister's gleeful announcement, Curtis Ingraham said that her "malevolence gives the term 'schadenfreude' a whole new dimension," referring to the German word used to describe pleasure derived by someone from another person's misfortune.
Noting the crucifix around his sister's neck, he posed a rhetorical question noting that it, a symbol of Catholic faith, did not "get in the way of her clapping."
Curtis Ingraham has made headlines several times over the last few years for his criticisms of his sister. He most notably described her as a "monster," adding that while she is "smart" and "well spoken," her "emotional heart is just kind of dead.”
He has previously stated that their father was "a Nazi sympathizer, racist, anti-Semite and homophobe" and that his sister unfortunately internalized his views, subjecting her Black roommate at Dartmouth College to repeated racial harassment.
Others have condemned his sister for her remarks.
General Milley, meanwhile, has been repeatedly targeted by conservatives who've taken umbrage with him for apparently, as described in journalist Bob Woodward's book Rage, believing former President Trump to be unstable enough to potentially cause nuclear war.
Milley also drew ire from the right after The Washington Post reported on phone calls he allegedly made to Chinese General Li Zuocheng in October 2020 and January 2021 assuring him that the United States would not attack China, actions that prompted Noah Malgeri, a Nevada Republican congressional candidate, to suggest that Milley should be executed on live television.
His case of COVID-19 is a mild one, a fact which Laura Ingraham noted on the same program she used to attack him, later saying that she hopes Milley and all those who have fallen sick "are healthy and fine."