Trump Spars With John Legend, Chrissy Teigen Over Criminal Justice Reform TV Special

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Legend appeared in a televised town hall event on mass incarceration that aired on Sunday's 'NBC Nightly News' — prompting a series of tweets from Trump.

President Donald Trump is criticizing musician John Legend for not playing a role in passing criminal justice reform following a TV special on the subject in which the star appeared.

Trump also says he hasn't gotten enough credit for signing a law instituting some reforms. The law reduced mandatory minimum sentences, among other measures.

In a series of tweets late Sunday and early Monday, Trump called Legend "boring." He also said Legend's wife, model Chrissy Teigen, was "filthy mouthed."

Legend responded by saying Trump is hungry for praise and asked Trump's wife Melania to step in.

Teigen wrote she didn't appear on the special and used crude language to describe Trump.

Legend appeared in "Justice for All," a televised town hall event on mass incarceration that was filmed at New York’s Sing Sing prison and aired Sunday night on NBC Nightly News with anchor Lester Holt. Teigen did not appear in the special.

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