Laura Ingraham's Brother Slams Her 'Malevolence' for Clapping That Mark Milley Had COVID

The brother of Fox News anchor Laura Ingraham has decried the way she reported the positive COVID diagnosis of General Mark Milley.

Curtis Ingraham was responding to his sister's demeanor as she relished telling viewers that the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff had tested positive for the disease.

During Monday's segment titled "Positively Boosted" highlighting vaccinated public figures who got COVID, she clapped as she described what had happened to the highest-ranking officer of the U.S. armed forces.

"Alright, the triple-vaxxed Joint Chief chairman Mark Milley—our favorite, Mark Milley—tested positive for Covid yesterday."

"And who else? General David Berger, the Marine Corps commandant, also positively boosted," she added.

But suggesting there was no love lost with his sibling, Curtis Ingraham shared a 13-second video clip using the German word for the satisfaction felt at the troubles faced by another person.

"My sister's malevolence gives the term 'schadenfreude' a whole new dimension," he wrote, "and did that cross around her neck get in the way of her clapping?! " he added, "just curious."

Milley has been a target for conservative media following revelations in the book Rage by legendaryjournalist Bob Woodward that he warned China that he believed former President Donald Trump was so unstable he could start a nuclear war.

He has also been a Fox News target for defending military trainees reading about Critical Race Theory (CRT) theory, which outlines how race and racism intersect with politics, culture, and law.

The Fox News anchor has been accused of pushing claims that erode trust in COVID vaccines, even saying this month that "vaccinated are more likely to contract omicron than the unvaccinated."

The graphic broadcast on-screen during Monday's segment said that Milley's symptoms were only mild and he and Col. Dave Butler, spokesperson for the Joint Staff, were "working remotely and isolating himself from contact with others," following the test.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has always said that vaccinated people can still be infected with the Omicron variant of COVID but that the shot was effective at preventing serious illness from the disease.

Curtis Ingraham has pulled no punches in his disdain for the views that his sister expressed on her program.

On the same day as his latest criticism, he shared an article about how she said she may not vote for Trump in 2024, adding the message, "the opportunist gauging her next profitable allegiance."

In January 2021, he called her "pathetic" for criticizing the country's top infectious diseases expert Dr. Anthony Fauci. "What is your expertise exactly Laura beyond spinning lies and conspiracies?" he tweeted.

In August 2021, he said their father kept a copy of the Adolf Hitler memoir Mein Kampf on the family's living room shelf, telling the MeidasTouch podcast: "We are in a family of anger. Anger, abuse. And I think that is what has happened to my sister."

Newsweek has contacted Fox News for comment.

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Laura Ingraham at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio Her brother Curtis called her "malevolent" for her response to General Mark Miller testing positive for COVID. Getty