Chrissy Teigen and John Legend troll Donald Trump with amazing birthday "gift"
Chrissy Teigen originally found fame as a model, and now she's one of the most popular celebrities on social media. People love her hilarious clap-backs, heartfelt messages, and candid reflections on pregnancy. Her looks are stunning, but her words are even...stunning-ier. Sorry. I'm good with words, but I'm no Chrissy Teigen.
Of course, while we love Chrissy's sassy comments, it's not so fun when she takes a shot at you. In fact, Donald Trump was so offended by one of her replies that he blocked her from Twitter. And it wasn't even one of her most savage tweets! For example, in February 2017, she joked he was "evil."
And in June 2017, she told him to "grow the f--- up."
But the tweet that finally made him hit 'block'? She wrote "nobody likes you." Clearly, that struck a chord. (What a snowflake!)
In May, a federal judge ruled that it is unconstitutional for the president to block critics on Twitter because it violates the First Amendment. But since the White House is appealing the ruling, I'm guessing all those critics are still blocked. Well, Chrissy Teigen doesn't need Twitter to troll the president. Today she got him an amazing "gift" for his 72nd birthday: A large donation to the American Civil Liberties Union.
The ACLU is a nonprofit organization whose stated mission is "to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States." According to critics, the Trump administration's policies have been harmful to reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, immigrants' rights, and more.
So, Chrissy announced on Instagram that their family donated $288,000 to the ACLU. Why $288,000? Because it's Donald Trump's 72nd birthday, and that's four $72,000 donations from each member of their family. (The couple has two kids, two-year-old daughter Luna and three-week-old son Miles.) They encouraged their followers to join them, and donate $7.20, $72, or whatever they like.
In the note, Chrissy explained that they were motivated by the heartbreaking stories of children being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border:
"John and I are outraged to see and hear the horror stories of immigrant families seeking asylum and refuge in America being ripped apart due to the inhumane policies of the Trump administration. These actions are cruel, anti-family and go against everything we believe this country should represent.
"On this auspicious occasion, in order to Make Trump’s Birthday Great Again, each member of our family has donated $72,000 to the ACLU."
Well, that's a thoughtful gift, but I doubt President Trump will send them a thank you card. I wonder how he's celebrating his birthday... Eating 72 Big Macs? Playing 72 rounds of golf? Having a 72 minute Skype call with his new BFF, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un? It's hard to say. But if you'd like to send him well wishes, you could follow Chrissy & John's lead.