In case you’re not up on Trump’s latest celebrity beef, he went on a Twitter tirade Sunday, targeting the husband-and-wife musician and Lip Sync Battle co-host.
The president was upset that NBC anchor Lester Holt interviewed Legend about the “broken” criminal justice system, and what needs to change. Trump said instead of praising Holt’s reporting, people should be giving Trump credit for the passage of criminal justice reform legislation. He then took a swipe at “boring” Legend and his “filthy mouthed wife” Teigen.
Noah got a good laugh about the entire affair, and offered his take on Monday night’s The Daily Show.
“That’s right, Donald Trump lashed out at John Legend and Chrissy Teigen,” the Comedy Central host told his audience, “because he feels like they’re taking credit for achieving criminal justice reform instead of giving him the praise.”
Trump tagged Legend in his tweet, but not Teigen, prompting the Lip Sync Battle co-host to clap back on the platform with a blistering attack.
Noah noted that her fiery response was too hot for broadcast news programs to repeat, but he quipped, “luckily, we’re not the news.”
“Trump called her John Legend’s ‘filthy mouthed wife,’ but because he didn’t have the guts to tag her on Twitter, Chrissy Teigen called him a “pussy ass bitch,” Noah said to laughter. “And to be honest, I don’t know why the news can’t say that on air. It’s a well-known medical condition.”
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