President Trump and Chrissy Teigen battle on Twitter

By_Luke Brennan/_Herald Contributor_

Earlier this week, music icon John Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen appeared on Lester Holt’s “Justice For All” segment on MSNBC. They discussed the bill signed into law by President Trump along with Democrat and Republican lawmakers. 
 
Apparently, President Trump was dissatisfied with Legend’s assessment of the bill, subsequently tweeting on Sept. 8, “I SIGNED IT INTO LAW, no one else did, and Republicans deserve much credit.” He continued to say “people that had virtually nothing to do with it are taking the praise.”
 
It was at this time when President Trump decided to engage in one of his favorite pastimes — picking fights with black people. 
 

The President referred to Legend as “a boring musician” and Teigen as “his filthy-mouthed wife.” About an hour later, both Teigen and Legend responded to Trump’s tweet. 

 
While Legend tweeted, “Imagine being president of a whole country and spending your Sunday night hate-watching MSNBC hoping somebody–ANYBODY–will praise you,” it was Teigen’s tweet that made headlines. 
 
In what millennials would call a “clap back,” Teigen tweeted “lol what a p***y a** b**ch. an honor, mister president.” Teigen then pointed out, that despite the President calling her filthy-mouthed, she “literally didn’t speak in the special, nor was [she] mentioned.”
 
Twitter proceeded to blow up with support for Teigen and Legend, with #PresidentPAB (in reference to Teigen’s tweet) trending worldwide. Even former White House Communications Director and fierce Trump supporter, Anthony Scaramucci, in an interview asked, “You’ve had 44 presidents. Have any of the other presidents in recent history, modern history gone after their private citizens whether they’re celebrities or not celebrities?” 
 
I never thought I would say this, but The Mooch is right. No other president has so blatantly and viciously attacked private citizens simply because they disagree with him.
 
As Teigen pointed out, she did not open her so-called “filthy mouth” once the entire time she and her husband were on MSNBC, yet Trump did not hesitate to attack her along with Legend. If Trump no longer needs a reason to attack a private citizen anymore, we are in deep trouble. Our President can go after anyone, at any time, for whatever reason.
 
The next time Trump attacks a private citizen — I doubt we will have to wait too long — we need to make it clear that his actions cannot be tolerated anymore. The leader of our nation is supposed to be held to a higher standard than trashing celebrities on Twitter in the early hours of the morning. 
With the 2020 election drawing near, President Trump is sure to be more volatile than usual, so we could see another incident as early as tomorrow. Seeing the occurrence with Legend and Teigen, not to mention the various other Twitter “feuds” he’s started, it makes you wonder — how is all of this keeping America great?