Trump Spars With John Legend, Chrissy Teigen Over Criminal Justice Reform TV Special
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.
See the respective threads below.
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. I got it done with a group of Senators & others who would never have gone for it. Obama couldn’t come close....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 9, 2019
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.— John Legend (@johnlegend) September 9, 2019
lol what a pussy ass bitch. tagged everyone but me. an honor, mister president.— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) September 9, 2019
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 bitch pic.twitter.com/9ZkV7bh4FA— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) September 9, 2019