Trump atty Jenna Ellis calls out MSNBC’s Ari Melber after she’s repeatedly interrupted in contentious interview


Trump campaign lawyer Jenna Ellis called out MSNBC’s Ari Melber for trying to “fact check” her during an appearance in which she attempted to explain ongoing election lawsuits.

Ellis accused the MSNBC host and attorney of spouting “false info” and statements that were just “mere opinions” in a Twitter post following her heated interview on Monday. Ellis insisted that the president’s legal team would overturn election results and attempted to explain the lawsuits as Melber questioned, “what’s the point?”

“Many states have or will certify,” Melber said. “What I’m asking is do you have a legal strategy or are you hoping somehow in some place, politicians would override the results. That’s what you’re on record advocating, as you know Sidney Powell said something to that effect.”

“Our legal strategy is to make sure every legal vote counts and counted fairly and accurately. We have until December 14 where the electors for the college will vote,” Ellis replied.


(Source: MSNBC via Trump/YouTube)

“Our strategy is to make sure we continue to challenge all of the false and fraudulent results. Listen, Ari, we have thousands of pages of witness affidavits from six states that are talking about election official fraud. These are people who changed the rules and went against the will of their own state legislators and asking for their own election officials to disregard protocol,” she added.

“We have people who said they came in on Election Day and were told they already voted by mail-in ballot and didn’t do that. They were only allowed to count provisional ballots,” Ellis explained.

“Let’s look specifically, say, for example, at Pennsylvania,” Melber interjected, “because anyone can say anything in a press conference.”

“The biggest problem your team has, and you know this, and I don’t mean it pejoratively, as a legal matter, you continue to lose over and over and over and all the key cases and key states,” he noted, pointing to several legal decisions that have not gone in the Trump campaign’s favor.

“What’s the point of all this?” the MSNBC host asked.

“The point of course is to get to fair and accurate results,” Ellis pushed back.

“The election was stolen and President Trump won by a landslide. And how you are mischaracterizing this, I think your viewers need to understand the truth,” she added as Melber immediately jumped in to dispute her remarks.

Ellis continued her attempt to finish what she was saying as Melber spoke over her, eventually chiding her to “take a pause.”

“If you make false statements, you don’t run roughshod. You made a false accusation I had to deal with… If you’ve seen this program, people get their turn,” he declared.

“First of all, I’m trying to answer your false statement,” Ellis fired back. “You are accusing us of something that’s not true. You’re attributing lawsuit losses that were not on behalf of the Trump campaign.”

The two continued to spar with Melber throwing up graphics to make his point about vote recounts and the Bush vs. Gore case in 2000.

“I’m trying to make sure people have the facts,” he announced.

Ellis later took to Twitter to set the record straight, slamming Melber for demanding a “dialogue” while not giving her an opportunity to engage in one.

She also asked the MSNBC host and his colleague, Joy Reid, if they even “know how a case GETS to the Supreme Court?”

 

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