Chrissy Teigen is famous for her razor-sharp Twitter takedowns, and when Donald Trump tried to come for her over criminal justice reform, her swear word-filled response went viral.
When it comes to shutting down haters on Twitter, there’s few people who can rival clapback queen Chrissy Teigen. From slamming trolls who criticise her parenting skills and blasting Piers Morgan for patronising her about being a model, to hilariously taking down her own husband, John Legend, an epic comeback is only 140 characters away.
But amongst the quips, gifs and witty one-liners, there’s no-one that Teigen savagely hangs out to dry quite like Donald Trump. Whether she’s roasting the POTUS over his inhumane immigration policies, or ridiculing his whining about “fake news”, their heated feuds are the stuff of internet legend.
Evidently Trump was eager to reignite their long-running feud, because last night, he fired yet another missive out into the Twittersphere.
The spat went down when the POTUS launched a series of tweets attacking both John Legend and Chrissy Teigen for not giving Republicans credit over passing criminal justice reform, namely the First Act Law, which reduces mandatory minimum prison terms for people who commit non-violent drug offences.
Taking aim at Legend, who had appeared in a town hall event on MSNBC’s Sunday night show, and who has raised awareness of criminal justice reform through his organisation FREEAMERICA, Trump referred to Teigen as his “filthy mouthed wife”.
“I SIGNED IT INTO LAW, no one else did, & Republicans deserve much credit. But now that it is passed, people that had virtually nothing to do with it are taking the praise,” the President tweeted late Sunday night.
“Guys like boring musician @johnlegend, and his filthy mouthed wife, are talking now about how great it is - but I didn’t see them around when we needed help getting it passed,” the President wrote.
Teigen, who was blocked on Twitter by Trump in 2017, wasn’t about to let him get away with insulting her husband, or attacking her good name without having the courage to tag her directly, swiftly firing off a swear word-filled response.
“(L)ol what a p**** a** b****. tagged everyone but me. an honor, mister president,” she tweeted.
“The absolute best part of his tweet is I literally didn’t speak in the special, nor was I mentioned. I’m cackling at the pointless addition of me because he cannot not be a b****,” she continued.
Can you smell burning?
To add to fuel to the fire, Legend turned up as a show of solidarity for his wife, tweeting: “Please don’t make this foul mouthed hashtag trend #PresidentP****A**B****.”
“Imagine being president of a whole country and spending your Sunday night hate-watching MSNBC hoping somebody – ANYBODY – will praise you.”
Even though #PresidentP****A**B**** was too explicit to rank on Twitter, by Monday morning, Chrissy Teigen, #TeamChrissy and #filthymouthedwife were all trending worldwide.
During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show yesterday, Teigen took a moment to discuss her recent showdown.
“We all just wait for our day to come and mine happened to be on Sunday,” she said with mock-resignation.
“I was not a part of [that interview] at all,” she remarked. “And then Donald, for some reason, thought John was taking all the credit for [the bill]…Those two things are true: John is boring, and I do have a filthy mouth.”
In signature Teigen style, she was soon able to laugh about the situation, and noted that she was “still working on how to copyright” the expletive-filled phrase.
“We’re still working on how to trademark it,” she added jokingly.
Twitter feuds aside, it might not come as much of a surprise to you to learn that Trump didn’t exactly present the cold, hard facts when it came his argument about criminal justice reform. Even though he claimed that “Obama couldn’t come close” to his efforts to modernise the prison system, Obama actually signed the Fair Sentencing Act, which removed mandatory five-year sentences for first-time offenders, into law in 2010. In reality, The First Step builds on Obama’s groundwork.
Can someone alert Teigen for round 2?