Donald Trump’s former attorney Jenna Ellis has faced a backlash on social media for mocking Mitch McConnell after he was hospitalized.
Senate Minority Leader McConnell, 81, suffered a concussion after he tripped and fell at a reception for the Senate Leadership Fund at a Washington, D.C. hotel on Wednesday evening. He was sent to hospital, where he is expected to remain for a few days, according to reports.
While Trump offered his best wishes to his GOP rival, his former lawyer Ellis appeared to be less gracious.
Trump and McConnell have been at odds with one another following the former president’s election fraud claims in 2020. Their feud has widely represented the divide within the GOP between “MAGA” Republicans and traditional conservatives.
Still, he wished McConnell a speedy recovery, according to a Washington Examiner report. “I disagree with almost everything he does, but what I certainly would like him to do, I want him to be well. I want him to be well. Then get back and be strong,” Trump said.
However Ellis appalled many on social media after she tweeted on Thursday a video of a turtle repeatedly falling down the stairs and captioned the clip: “Breaking: Camera footage from last night’s McConnell dinner obtained.”
Legal scholar Laurence Tribe was among those criticizing Ellis, tweeting: “I’m no fan of Senator Mitch McConnell, but Jenna Ellis is beneath contempt to mock McConnell for his unfortunate accident and hospitalization.”