Now Pres. Trump has two “filthy mouthed” women to deal with.
After the President raised the ire of the Lip Sync Battle co-host on Sunday night when he referred to her as EGOT singer John Legend‘s “filthy mouthed wife” (without actually using her name), Teigen turned the tables on the nicknamer-in-chief by helping to inspire the #PresidentPAB trending topic.
Well, on Monday (Sept. 9) one of Trump’s frequent sparring partners, Meghan McCain, tweeted out in support of Teigen, writing, “since when is there something wrong with being a filthy mouthed wife? #teamchrissy.”
Since when is there something wrong with being a filthy mouthed wife? — #teamchrissy
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) September 9, 2019
Like Teigen’s social activist husband, who has frequently criticized Trump — who he referred to as a “flaming racist” — McCain has often clashed with the president over his repeated denigrating of her late father, Vietnam War hero and longtime Arizona Sen. John McCain. Trump’s pointed insult of Teigen is in keeping with a pattern the president has established when seeking to hit back at women he disagrees with or who criticize him, following on his reference to Danish Prime Minister Mette Fredriksen as “nasty” when she called his interest in buying Greenland “absurd,” as well as his calling Democratic rival Nancy Pelosi a “nasty, vindictive, horrible person,” referring to former First Lady and Sen. Hillary Clinton as a “nasty woman” and former White House staffer and fellow reality star Omarosa Manigault “that dog.”
The beef with Teigen and Legend took off on Sunday when Trump appeared angry that he was not given enough credit for his administration’s efforts at prison reform (known as the First Step Act), which inspired a string of angry tweets in which he belittled the couple with insulting nicknames.
“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,” Trump wrote, going on to complain that “people that had virtually nothing to do with it are taking the praise.”
As it turns out, the NBC special Trump was seemingly angry about, which featured Legend speaking to Lester Holt on an NBC Nightly News special about the country’s troubled criminal justice system, did, in fact, feature footage of Trump signing that bill.