Former Trump Lawyer Ripped For Calling Simone Biles And Megan Rapinoe 'Losers' After Medal Of Freedom Ceremony
Attorney Jenna Ellis, best known for her work as a member of former President Donald Trump's legal team, was criticized after she referred to Olympic gymnast Simone Biles and USA team soccer player Megan Rapinoe as "losers" after the Biden administration presented them with the Presidential Medals of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.
Writing on Twitter, Ellis said that Democratic President Joe Biden "fittingly" awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom "to fellow losers, Biles and Rapinoe."
You can see her tweet below.
\u201cFittingly, Biden awarded his presidential medals to fellow losers, Biles and Rapinoe.\u201d— Jenna Ellis (@Jenna Ellis) 1657242976
While there are no specific criteria for receiving the award with distinction, both Biles and Rapinoe have distinguished themselves as athletes of the highest caliber, winning dozens of medals and trophies between them for their achievements in the arena of elite athletics.
Additionally, both women have distinguished themselves within and outside their respective professions for their advocacy work.
Biles was instrumental to the case against former USA Gymnastics physician Larry Nassar, whose sexual abuse of young girls and women and the subsequent cover-up led to the USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal that began in 2015 and culminated in his guilty pleas on child pornography and tampering with evidence charges as well as charges he sexually assaulted hundreds of minors.
Biles has also been a vocal advocate for mental healthcare and better protection for athletes physical and mental well-being.
Rapinoe is an advocate for multiple LGBTQ+ organizations and has regularly made headlines for her stark condemnations of anti-LGBTQ+ legislative efforts around the country. Most recently, she did not mince words as she criticized the "monstrous" anti-trans sports bills sponsored by Republican lawmakers that have gained traction in multiple states and has weighed in on the necessity of trans inclusion in sports.
Rapinoe was also a leading voice in USA Women’s Soccer's equal pay case.
Ellis was swiftly criticized for her unsolicited hot take.
\u201cLocal Woman, famous for coups and being farted on, does not understand what winning looks like.\u201d— Elie Mystal (@Elie Mystal) 1657293726
\u201cSays the loser who lost 61 court cases based on lies and is now under subpoena to appear in a criminal grand jury related to attempting to overthrow American democracy. \ud83e\udd14\ud83d\ude44\u201d— JamieNT (@JamieNT) 1657284247
\u201cSimone Biles is the greatest gymnast of all time and Megan Rapinoe changed women\u2019s soccer forever so this seems like a weird flex, but aight\u201d— Dara Does Deep State (@Dara Does Deep State) 1657284311
\u201cWhy are they losers, Jenna? Pretty sure their numerous medals and awards prove otherwise. Both have accomplished far more than you ever have, or ever will, so if they\u2019re losers, what does that make you?\u201d— Jax Persists (@Jax Persists) 1657285656
\u201cThe MAGA turn against Simone Biles is mystifying to me\u201d— Andrew Egger (@Andrew Egger) 1657289143
\u201cLet\u2019s put your record in court against Biles\u2019 and Rapinoe\u2019s records on the mat/field.\u201d— Brian Tyler Cohen (@Brian Tyler Cohen) 1657283688
\u201cWow. This was disgraceful.\u201d— Trophy Mom\u00b2 \ud83c\udfc6 They Call Me LA (@Trophy Mom\u00b2 \ud83c\udfc6 They Call Me LA) 1657282240
\u201cDumping on two women who are better, stronger, and smarter than you! How on brand!\u201d— Kimberly Fain, PhD, JD (@Kimberly Fain, PhD, JD) 1657296086
\u201cPeople are just out here saying anything these days\u201d— soph \ud83d\udc51\ud83d\uddfd Free BG \ud83d\ude4f (@soph \ud83d\udc51\ud83d\uddfd Free BG \ud83d\ude4f) 1657281669
Ellis has been a high profile member of Trump's legal team and has faced heavy criticism over her participation in efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 general election, which Biden won decisively.
She has been subpoenaed to testify before the House Select Committee tasked with investigating the January 6 insurrection, which took place when a mob of Trump's supporters attacked the United States Capitol on the false premise the election was stolen.
She has also been subpoenaed by a Fulton County Georgia Grand Jury over her involvement in trying to interfere in the 2020 election on behalf of the loser, Donald Trump.
Having courted controversy for suggesting the Constitution of the United States can only be interpreted in accordance with the Bible, Ellis has been scrutinized for presenting herself as a "constitutional law attorney" during cable news appearances despite a background that does not reflect that expertise.