Chrissy Teigen reacts to Trump Twitter spat: ‘My heart stopped’ [VIDEO]
Article By Tek Jones // EEW Magazine // Daytime Talk
Most of us don’t know how it feels to be on the receiving end of an online thrashing courtesy of the President of the United States. Unfortunately, for model and entertainer Chrissy Teigen, she does.
“My heart stopped,” said the 33-year-old wife of musician John Legend during a Wednesday appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show. “Because at that moment you know that you’re about to get just the wildest group of people ever”—as in online trolls.
“It was a weird feeling. I was really angry,” she said. “I think my eyes filled up with water just at the shock of it. I can’t believe this really happened right now.”
The chef and “Lip Sync Battle” co-host explained that she became one of Trump’s targets after her husband appeared on an MSNBC special about social justice reform that made no mention of the president’s own criminal justice reform efforts.
As previously reported by EEW Magazine Online, Trump, 73, signed the sweeping “First Step Act” into law in December that, among other things, shortens mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug offenses.
“I was not a part of it at all,” she said of the television segment. “And then Donald, for some reason, thought that John was taking all the credit for it—and me. I didn’t even know he was filming this thing. Honestly, I didn’t even know anything about it.”
The Commander-In-Chief, however, assumed she did know and proceeded to slam them both in a series of tweets, calling Legend “boring” and her “foul-mouthed.”
The social media maven, who kept a sense of humor about it all, joked, “Those two things are true: John is boring; I do have a filthy mouth.”
She laughed loudly, adding, “But when it’s you, when the card lands on you that day, it’s really like, oh crap, because your whole night’s ruined.”
Teigen, who does not feign complete innocence when it comes to drawing the president’s ire, admitted that she has been bad-mouthing Trump for several years and had already been blocked by him on Twitter. According to Teigen, she only discovered Trump’s tweets due to notifications and screenshots from friends.
“I’ve said a lot of things in the past, I think since like 2012 I’ve been saying things about him,” she told Degeneres, 61.
After the tweets heard around the world were fired off, Teigen said she and her Emmy, GRAMMY®, Oscar and Tony Award-winning spouse “spent the entire rest of the night just sitting next to each other, handing each other our phone, [asking] ‘Should I say this?’ ‘No.’ ‘Should I say this?’ ‘No, it has to be funnier. No, we’re mad! Yeah, we’re mad!’”
Teigen’s anger exploded onto Twitter, resulting in her calling the president several expletives that began trending online. While some praised and laughed at her vulgarity, others took great offense to it, which, she said, was not her intention.
“I’ve gotten to this point where I don’t want to offend people just for a joke,” said Teigen, who said she is trying to clean up her act online. Perhaps, going forward, she will lead the way to more civil, thoughtful discourse, without the use of swear words, derogatory names and childish insults.
Here’s to hoping.
Watch her ‘Ellen’ appearance below: