Trump Swipes John Legend And ‘Filthy Mouthed Wife’ In Series Of Tweets

President Trump swiped musical icon John Legend and his “filthy-mouthed wife” Christine Teigen in a series of tweets shortly after midnight on Monday after the airing of MSNBC’s “Justice For All” which included an interview with Legend.

“When all of the people pushing so hard for Criminal Justice Reform were unable to come even close to getting it done, they came to me as a group and asked for my help,” Trump tweeted. “I got it done with a group of Senators & others who would never have gone for it. Obama couldn’t come close.”

“A man named @VanJones68, and many others, were profusely grateful (at that time!). 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 continued, before referencing Legend and his wife.

“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,” Trump continued. The president also said NBC news anchor Lester Holt “doesn’t even bring up the subject of President Trump or the Republicans when talking about the importance or passage of Criminal Justice Reform.”

“They only talk about the minor players, or people that had nothing to do with it,” he added. “And the people that so desperately sought my help when everyone else had failed, all they talk about now is impeaching President Trump!”

USA Today reports:

President Donald Trump targeted singer John Legend and TV/social media personality Chrissy Teigen online Sunday night after Legend was featured in MSNBC’s final installment of Lester Holt’s “Justice For All” series, a report about the criminal justice system.

Sunday’s report included an interview with Legend discussing his organization Free America, which aims to “amplify the voices of individuals impacted by the criminal justice system and those who are working to change it,” according to the official website.

Trump complained Sunday night that “people pushing so hard for Criminal Justice Reform… came to me as a group and asked for my help,” but now isn’t getting any credit, seemingly referring to the First Step Act he signed into law in December, which allows prisoners to get more days removed from their sentences for good behavior.

John Legend responded to the series of tweets, initially saying: “Imagine being president of a whole country and spending your Sunday night hate-watching MSNBC hoping somebody–ANYBODY–will praise you.”

“Melania, please praise this man. He needs you,” he added.

And, “Your country needs you, Melania.”

Teigen also responded to the tweets, in a vulgar-laced tweet of her own, saying: “lol what a (expletive). tagged everyone but me. an honor, mister president.”

 

In another tweet, Teigen said: “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 (expletive).”