Over the course of President Trump’s time in office, he’s focused on various issues, with criminal justice reform serving as one of the latest. In December, the president passed the First Step Act, something which his critics have been notably silent about. Last night, Trump expressed his thoughts on this matter via Twitter. In a series of tweets, the president called out Hollywood stars John Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen.
This ultimately resulted in Legend and Teigen tweeting back at the president and even referencing First Lady Melania Trump. As of this morning, multiple names and phrases regarding the exchanged words are trending on Twitter.
Everything You Need to Know about Blows Exchanged on Twitter
In essence, the president first stated that people who previously failed to accomplish anything regarding criminal justice reform are now getting credit for his passing of the First Step Act. Trump expressed his problems with this dynamic, hence referencing Legend and Teigen as examples. Both stars have routinely censured the president on multiple occasions in the past.
Trump’s tweets read as follows:
At this point, Legend responded to the president, criticizing him for expecting “praise.” The singer then urged First Lady Melania Trump to “praise” her husband, stating that America needs her, before taking another shot at the president.
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Next, Teigen weighed in, vulgarly slamming Trump for failing to directly tag her in his tweets, despite his decision to tag other individuals.
At this time, the president has not yet directly responded to the tweets from Legend or Teigen.
Criminal Justice Reform and More Under the Trump Presidency
The 2018 prison release of Alice Marie Johnson served as a pivotal milestone in criminal justice reform, something which subsequently led to the First Step Act. Many supporters of the president have noticed the silence of various Trump critics. Typically, criminal justice reform is something which gathers bipartisan support, in spite of disagreements on other issues.
Earlier this morning, Trump called out networks like MSNBC and CNN for failing to acknowledge the accomplishments which have taken place during his time in office:
It’s not uncommon for critics of Trump, including those in the media, to loudly report on what they view as negatives of the administration, while offering modest to little coverage of the administration’s victories. This pattern has largely contributed to the president and his supporters referring to certain networks as “fake news.”
What do you think about the words exchanged between President Trump, John Legend, and Chrissy Teigen? How do you feel about the president’s actions towards criminal justice reform? Let us know in the comments section below!