President Trump bashed musician John Legend and his wife, Chrissy Teigen, on Twitter after Legend appeared on an MSNBC criminal justice reform town hall Sunday night.
Tonight at 7pm PT/10pm ET, I will be joining @LesterHoltNBC for an @NBCNews Town Hall on @MSNBC to discuss our coun… https://t.co/Z3Q8FjFGFr— John Legend (@John Legend) 1567971117.0
Trump was apparently peeved that Legend didn't give him enough credit for his part in reforming the criminal justice system.
On Sunday night following the televised town hall, Trump took to Twitter to rant about people like "boring musician" Legend and his "filthy mouthed wife" Teigen talking about how great the criminal justice reform is without crediting him for The First Step Act, which Trump signed into law in April.
Also attacking MSNBC town hall moderator Lester Holt, Trump failed to realize that Holt did, in fact, give Trump credit for passing reform in the Dateline episode that led up to the town hall, as well as showing footage of Trump signing the bill in the Oval Office and adding that it was "projected to reduce the sentences of thousands of non-violent offenders in federal prisons."
Both Legend and Teigen responded by slamming Trump, with Legend calling out Trump's blatant narcissism for needing praise in the first place.
Imagine being president of a whole country and spending your Sunday night hate-watching MSNBC hoping somebody--ANYB… https://t.co/QKFlyhUqAN— John Legend (@John Legend) 1568002852.0
Legend also called on First Lady Melania Trump to do something about it.
Your country needs you, Melania— John Legend (@John Legend) 1568002886.0
Teigen was less diplomatic in her response, giving Trump a nickname for the ages to live up to her "foul-mouthed" moniker.
And she used it not once, but TWICE.
I mean, she has a point.
Twitter couldn't believe what was happening, so naturally they made #PresidentP*ssyA**B*tch trend.
Many weighed in on just how absurd the whole thing was.
Worth noting the woman mentioned, @chrissyteigen, doesn't have a name...is just "a filthy mouthed wife," and he hus… https://t.co/ZU720kaM99— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@Yashar Ali 🐘) 1568001101.0
On a night where our country is turning away hurricane survivors, the President is attacking @chrissyteigen. https://t.co/ygNYAsOxNt— Dave Hogg ✨ (@Dave Hogg ✨) 1567998882.0
You're really making your wife's antibullying campaign a fun one, huh? https://t.co/4TEdmLo1Y7— Aaron Pruner (@Aaron Pruner) 1568009816.0
Can't help but notice that the four people Trump attacked in the wee hours - John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Van Jones… https://t.co/vndwmLYsFS— Rus McLaughlin (@Rus McLaughlin) 1568013179.0
attacking Chrissy Teigen is the closest twitter equivalent to invading Russia in winter— maura quint (@maura quint) 1568026076.0
Sherrilyn Ifill, the President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDP) weighed in with an insightful Twitter thread breaking down exactly who should be getting credit for criminal justice reform. (Hint: It's not Donald Trump.)
@maggieNYT Where to begin? If you asked the President today what was in the First Step Act he couldn’t tell you. Ev… https://t.co/LaIGFREwQA— Sherrilyn Ifill (@Sherrilyn Ifill) 1568033043.0
@maggieNYT The bill initially left out items I & others deemed essential. Relief on mandatory minimums first. Good… https://t.co/yKQeF4pllj— Sherrilyn Ifill (@Sherrilyn Ifill) 1568033310.0
@maggieNYT @NAACP_LDF Another sticking point was retroactivity for the Fair Sentencing Act which in 2010 reduced th… https://t.co/yabI5DxJBd— Sherrilyn Ifill (@Sherrilyn Ifill) 1568033408.0
@maggieNYT @NAACP_LDF Next real concerns w racial bias in the use of risk assessment instruments used to evaluate p… https://t.co/VX3TSKJ3MK— Sherrilyn Ifill (@Sherrilyn Ifill) 1568033498.0
@maggieNYT @NAACP_LDF Fortunately there was a bipartisan coalition of Senators who stood strong on this view FOR YE… https://t.co/AJMgaxTW3p— Sherrilyn Ifill (@Sherrilyn Ifill) 1568033566.0
@maggieNYT @NAACP_LDF @CoryBooker @SenatorDurbin @ChuckGrassley @SenKamalaHarris The President’s commitment to the… https://t.co/HX6RSSu4n4— Sherrilyn Ifill (@Sherrilyn Ifill) 1568033843.0
@maggieNYT @NAACP_LDF @CoryBooker @SenatorDurbin @ChuckGrassley @SenKamalaHarris It took advocates again to push hi… https://t.co/opLmeUMNWS— Sherrilyn Ifill (@Sherrilyn Ifill) 1568033904.0
@maggieNYT @NAACP_LDF @CoryBooker @SenatorDurbin @ChuckGrassley @SenKamalaHarris But even at best, THIS BILL IS NOT… https://t.co/7npKx6oYII— Sherrilyn Ifill (@Sherrilyn Ifill) 1568034135.0
Ifill also praised Legend and other advocates for what they've been doing to help reform the criminal justice system.
@maggieNYT @NAACP_LDF @CoryBooker @SenatorDurbin @ChuckGrassley @SenKamalaHarris Ppl like @johnlegend & every advoc… https://t.co/2bdWOzPrpM— Sherrilyn Ifill (@Sherrilyn Ifill) 1568035432.0
And put President Trump in his place.
@maggieNYT @NAACP_LDF @CoryBooker @SenatorDurbin @ChuckGrassley @SenKamalaHarris @johnlegend The President’s claim… https://t.co/PkrTYvriTR— Sherrilyn Ifill (@Sherrilyn Ifill) 1568036532.0
So, nice try, Trump.
Next time, don't come for Chrissy and John. They will make you instantly regret it.
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