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Simone Biles responds to Trump lawyer who called her a loser: ‘Who is Jenna Ellis?’


Simone Biles isn’t letting the naysayers spoil her latest achievement. This week, the 25-year-old Greater Houston resident became the youngest person to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The nation’s highest civilian honor, the medal is awarded to individuals who “have made exemplary contributions to the prosperity, values, or security of the United States, world peace, or other societal, public endeavors or significant private,” the White House said.

President Joe Biden presented the award to Biles and 16 others during a ceremony at the White House on Thursday. The moment was widely celebrated on social media, including by Biles who wrote that she was “honored and grateful” to be recognized by the president and felt “shocked”.

However, not everyone was happy with those who were chosen for this prestigious honor. Jenna Ellis, a former campaign lawyer for President Trump, took to Twitter to criticize Biles and another recipient, soccer star Megan Rapinoe. “Appropriately, Biden awarded his presidential medals to fellow losers Biles and Rapinoe,” Ellis tweeted.

Later, she tweeted“Biles is a selfish quitter and Rapinoe is a crass un-American bully. They’re losers, not role models. Biden doesn’t care about anything solemn, like the Presidential Medal of Freedom.”

Biles was quick to silence the critics. On Friday, the gymnastics star tweeted in response to a fan who brought the complaints to her, “Who is Jenna Ellis? Asking for everyone.”

Biles’ fans came to her defense on Friday, including “On Democracy” podcast host Fred Wellman, who wrote to his more than 260,000 subscribers: “Simone Biles has won 19 world championship gold medals , 4 Olympic gold medals and is the most decorated gymnast in the history of the United States.Megan Rapinoe has won 2 World Cups, an Olympic gold medal and was named the best player in the world in 2019. You lost 63 lawsuits and got busted by Rudy Giuliani.”

However, Ellis didn’t let it stop there, Tweeter in response: “Sorry Biles, you can’t date me”, accompanied by a gif of Pirates of the Caribbean Captain Jack Sparrow saying “But you’ve heard of me.” She also criticized Biles’ recent Twitter posts about the cancellation of Roe v. Wade, writing: “The person who was not careful in civics in 6th grade and who selfishly left the American team receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Only in Joe Biden’s America.”

Biles has yet to directly acknowledge Ellis’ tweets.