John Legend absolutely slams Sarah Sanders after she was kicked out of a restaurant
It sometimes seems like being the White House Press Secretary is just the same as being the Defence Against the Dark Arts Teacher at Hogwarts: the position is a cursed one, and over the last 18 months of Trump's first tenure as President of the United States, both of his press secretaries have been continually hampered by controversy and damage control. For instance, just take a few of the blunders made by Sean Spicer, who left the position in mid-2017; his confrontational methods of dealing with the press, juxtaposed with gaffes like his (false) insistence that the crowds at Trump's inauguration ceremony were the largest ever made the role a disaster show.
Since his resignation on July 21, his successor, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, has fared no better. This month, Sanders was accused of abusing her political privileges, after she tweeted about being refused service at a Red Hen restaurant in Virginia. Sanders stated that "[The restaurant owner's] actions say far more about her than about me. I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so."
Former Director of the United States Office of Government Ethics, Walter Shaub, stated that Sanders had acted unethically by "using her office to get public to pressure it." But now, to top it all off, singer-songwriter John Legend has lashed out at Sanders, after being questioned about her by a reporter while leaving a restaurant with his spouse, model Chrissy Teigen.
When asked if he thought it was right for politicians to be harassed when enjoying leisure time with their families, Legend was indignant and appeared to have very little sympathy for Sanders. He launched into a profanity-laden tirade, stating: "I don't care about f*cking Sarah Sanders ... Reunite the f*cking kids with their families and then we'll talk about Sarah Sanders and her f*cking dinners."
Legend was, of course, referring to the Trump administration's controversial family separation policy, which has seen the children of over 2,000 illegal immigrants detained by border control in detainment camps, which many have likened to the Japanese internment camps that many Asian and Asian American people were imprisoned in during WWII. The policy was first implemented on April 2018, but due to the immense subsequent backlash and pressure from the media and activists groups, it was indefinitely suspended on June 20, 2018, after an executive order.
In some slightly lighter Legend family news, Chrissy Teigen has recently announced that she will be crediting her and John's toddler daughter Luna as the inspiration behind her upcoming beauty product line for Becca Cosmetics. Commenting on Luna's olfactory prowess, Chrissy stated: "[Luna is] very into smell, she likes really fresh, clean scents. So was John, too. They’re two peas in a pod in every single way, like face-wise, personality, well, she’s more of me personality. They are so alike it’s crazy."