Model Chrissy Teigen hits back at Donald Trump after 'filthy-mouthed' jibe

9 September 2019, 20:40 | Updated: 9 September 2019, 23:54

US model Chrissy Teigen has hit back at President Donald Trump after he called her "filthy-mouthed" in tweets aimed at her and singer husband John Legend.

Teigen's musician partner was at the centre of social media posts by Mr Trump, after Legend appeared on Lester Holt's MSNBC programme discussing criminal justice reform.

The president appeared to take offence at the show, seemingly for not getting enough credit for signing a bill that increases the chance for offenders to become eligible for parole.

Mr Trump wrote: "Guys like boring musician John Legend and his filthy-mouthed wife are talking now about how great it is, but I didn't see them around when we needed help getting it passed."

Teigen's responded by criticising the president, saying: "Lol, what a p**** a** b****. Tagged everyone but me. An honour, Mr President."

Her husband also leapt to his wife's defence, saying: "Imagine being president of a whole country and spending your Sunday night hate-watching MSNBC hoping somebody - ANYBODY - will praise you."

Legend went on to suggest Melania Trump was too "occupied" with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to pay any attention to her husband.

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Teigen has been a long-standing critic of Mr Trump's presidency.

Earlier this year, she encouraged fans to ditch their SoulCycle and Equinox gym memberships after it emerged that their owner, Stephen Ross, was holding a re-election campaign for Mr Trump and his team.