Trump's top legal adviser slammed him in 2016 as an 'idiot' but now says 'he's the best president in modern history'
A TOP adviser of Donald Trump who calls him the "best president" staunchly opposed his candidacy in 2016 and slammed him as an "idiot" whose supporters didn't care about "facts or logic."
Jenna Ellis, an attorney and former law professor from Colorado, landed a job on the Trump 2020 Advisory Board last November and is spearheading the president's attempt to challenge the election results around the country.
Despite her ardent support for Trump in present day, she bashed him as "boorish and arrogant" and a "bully" whose words "really cannot be trusted" as factually accurate, according to a CNN analysis of statements she made on her official Facebook page and local radio appearances.
"Why should we rest our highest office in America, on a man who fundamentally goes back and forth and really cannot be trusted to be consistent or accurate in anything," she said in an April 2016 radio appearance.
Ellis regularly ripped Trump in her social media posts and media appearances before he became the Republican nominee in 2016, including in one March 2016 Facebook post where she claimed his values were "not American" before linking to a post calling Trump a "fascist."
She suggested he wasn't a "real Christian" before eviscerating him for the "disgusting" comments he made about women, and argued his supporters were narcissists who eschewed fact, according to CNN.
"I could spend a full-time job just responding to the ridiculously illogical, inconsistent, and blatantly stupid arguments supporting Trump," she wrote in her post.
"But here's the thing: his supporters DON'T CARE about facts or logic. They aren't seeking truth. Trump probably could shoot someone in the middle of NYC and not lose support. And this is the cumulative reason why this nation is in such terrible shape: we don't have truth seekers; we have narcissists."
Despite her barbs at the president, Ellis now says she – like many others who "didn't know" Trump – simply had the wrong impression of him all along.
"It's no secret that I did not support Donald Trump early in the primary process in 2015, like many others who didn't know him, and I've always been straightforward with my opinions and I've always admitted when my opinion changes," she said in a statement to CNN.
"President Trump is a sincere Christian, the best president in modern history, and made and kept his promises to the American people."
She added: "I am proud to stand with him and his goals for the future of this country and all of its citizens."
Ellis said she began supporting Trump once he became the Republican nominee, arguing that Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton didn't share her pro-life abortion views or preference for a more conservative Supreme Court.
Now, she's defending Trump's baseless claims of a "rigged" 2020 presidential election.
"President Trump is absolutely right to keep all legal options on the table as we evaluate results. He is committed to protecting election integrity and defending the Constitution," she tweeted the day after Election Day.
"We are a nation of rules, not rulers."
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