Chrissy Teigen Refuses to Quit Trolling Donald Trump
"I will continue this tirade."
There were very few celebrities who wished presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump a happy 70th birthday on Tuesday — and even fewer noted Hillary Clinton supporters who did so.
But Chrissy Teigen, America's sweetheart, was one of them. "Happy birthday, you monumental asshole," she captioned a less-than-flattering photo of the real estate tycoon on Instagram, which garnered almost 200,000 likes.
"It wasn't sarcastic," Teigen told Pret-a-Reporter during a meet-and-greet and private shopping event at the South Coast Plaza Coach store, located in the model's old stomping grounds in Orange County, Calif. "It was honest."
Clad in a black mini dress from the Coach pre-fall 2016 collection, the new mom noted that — like most of her hilarious Twitter feed — her personal campaign against the inflammatory candidate began as a joke. "I’ve been trolling Donald Trump, just as a viewer of his, for about three or four years now," she says, adding, "It’s always been fun ... like him calling everyone on Twitter 'haters' and 'losers' — that’s funny to me. So it was funny little banter."
However, as Trump's own language has evolved from lighthearted digs at Celebrity Apprentice contestants to somewhat darker material, Teigen has a new message to share with her 7.2 million followers — namely, that Trump is bad news.
"[Her husband] John [Legend] and I are just very opinionated when it comes to really letting people know that not only is it not funny, but it’s completely bad for the country," she says of Trump's rhetoric. "And the idea of having the entire world look at us with Donald Trump as president is just terrifying. It’s embarrassing actually, and I wouldn’t want that for our country."
As to whether her trolling escapades will slow down anytime soon, Teigen notes, "It will go way past the election, even after he loses. I will continue this tirade." Your move, Donald.
CHRISSY IN COACH: Chrissy Teigen wears Coach pre-fall 2016 at the South Coast Plaza store meet-and-greet in Costa Mesa, Calif. (Photo: Getty Images)