John Legend has attacked First Lady Melania Trump with a classless, petty smear.
Amid a feud with President Donald Trump, the soul singer insinuated that Mrs. Trump wants to have an affair with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Newsweek reports. The comment came after President Trump called out Legend and his “filthy-mouthed” wife Chrissy Teigen, both strident Trump critics, for not giving him credit for his criminal justice reform bill.
John Legend takes on FLOTUS
The feud between Donald Trump and the celebrity couple began Sunday with a late-night tweetstorm from the president that attacked Legend and Teigen after they appeared on NBC’s Justice for All with Lester Holt to discuss criminal justice reform, according to The Hill.
Fox News reports that the president slammed “boring” Legend and “filthy-mouthed” Teigen for “taking the praise” for the criminal justice reform bill that his administration helped pass, the First Step Act. Trump signed the bill, which reduces mandatory minimum sentences for certain offenses, into law in December. Some 3,000 prisoners will be released under the measure.
The president complained Sunday that the the celebrity couple is “talking now about how great [the bill] is — but I didn’t see them around when we needed help getting it passed” and grumbled that “all they talk about now is impeaching President Trump!” Legend responded by childishly suggesting that Trump was desperate for attention that his wife Melania isn’t giving him.
“Imagine being president of a whole country and spending your Sunday night hate-watching MSNBC hoping somebody — ANYBODY — will praise you. Melania, please praise this man. He needs you,” Legend tweeted. He later added: “Your country needs you, Melania.”
Legend then replied to a user who shared a viral image from the recent G-7 summit that appeared to show Melania Trump and Trudeau on the verge of locking lips. In the snapshot, which inspired much mockery on social media, President Trump appears to stand to the side resignedly.
— John Legend (@johnlegend) September 9, 2019
Two wrongs don’t make a right, and the president’s “filthy-mouthed” comment was certainly uncalled for, but to suggest that another man’s wife is unfaithful is an even lower blow. And for her part, Teigen responded by calling Trump a “p***y a** b***h,” so it looks like the president’s comment wasn’t too far off the mark.
The left’s descent into barbarism
Legend’s insinuation is a perfect example of how vile the left has become in the era of Trump. There really is no smear — no political strategy — too low for them.
Thanks to Trump, the mask has been ripped off: the celebrities America idolizes, the journalists who supposedly tell the “truth,” and the university professors who educate the next generation have turned out to be political zealots united in common cause, all driven by blind hatred of the president and the conservatives who support him. It has become eminently clear that the left has unvarnished, unmitigated contempt for conservatives, patriots, and religious folks.
For their part, Legend and Teigen are a case study in Trump derangement, having made no secret of their antipathy for the president. Legend even called Trump a “piece of s***” after he attacked Baltimore, Maryland over squalid conditions in the city.
Meanwhile, as the border remains unsecured and countless Americans die of opioids each year, American citizens can enjoy the spectacle of effete celebrities having petty fights on Twitter while raining scorn down on them and the president they elected. America’s ruling class really isn’t worthy of the title of “elites.”