The Twitter feud began when Trump slammed Teigen and her husband, the Grammy-winning singer John Legend, in a series of tweets on Sunday night, for their role in the First Step Act, a bipartisan legislation supported by Trump that would bring sweeping changes to prison sentencing and the treatment of inmates during incarceration and following their release.
“Well John did a story on MSNBC about criminal justice reform. So he was a part of that interview. I was not a part of it at all. And then Donald for some reason thought that John was taking all the credit for it. And me and I didn’t even know he was filming this thing, honestly I didn’t know anything about it. So he just went and he called John a boring musician and his filthy mouth wife,” Teigen told DeGeneres.
“When it is you, when the card lands on you that day it’s just really like a rap because your whole night is ruined. We spent the entire rest of the night just sitting just like this next to each other handing each other our phone. Should I say this show say this. No. I say this. No. No it has to be funnier. No. No because we’re mad. Yeah. We’re mad and that just went on all night,” she added.
In response to Trump tweeting on Sunday that Teigen was John Legend’s “filthy mouthed wife,” the model tweeted back to Trump “lol what a pussy ass bitch. tagged everyone but me. an honor, mister president.”
Teigen said Trump’s tweet had made her angry.
“It was a weird feeling. I was really angry I think my eyes filled up with water just it at the shock of it that I can’t believe this really happens right now. He just goes on these rants and usually very late at night for him you just wait for him to say something but you don’t think it’s going to be you. And then yeah, yeah it is, but then it goes into you realize why you love Twitter and you love your friends. I had so many group chats going that night of just hilarious people and people making funny videos. I mean it was so then you laugh about it,” said Teigen.