Trump Spars with Hollywood Stars Over Criminal Justice Reform


Over the course of President Trump’s time in office, he’s vowed to tackle a series of issues. One of those issues just so happens to be criminal justice reform. This is something which the Trump administration started addressing last year, first with the release of Alice Marie Johnson.

Prior to the intervention of Kim Kardashian West and President Trump, Johnson was set to remain in prison for life due to a nonviolent drug offense. However, the president granted Johnson clemency after a meeting with Kardashian-West. In December 2018, Trump also signed the First Step Act into law.

Over this past weekend, the president took issue with the manner in which people have addressed criminal justice reform since his passing of the First Step Act. Trump articulated his concerns on Twitter, prompting some choice words from Hollywood stars John Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen.

Everything You Need to Know About Words Exchanged Between Trump, Legend, and Teigen

During last night’s MSNBC coverage of criminal justice reform, the president tweeted that many of his most outspoken critics are taking credit for accomplished progress and failing to acknowlegde the role he played.

During this series of tweets, Trump also called out John Legend and Chrissy Teigen; both individuals are outspoken detractors of the president.

Trump’s tweets on the matter read as follows:

Following this series of tweets, both John Legend and Chrissy Teigen responded to the president. Legend mocked Trump for expecting accolades for his work on criminal justice reform; the singer also urged First Lady Melania Trump to “praise” her husband.

In Legend’s own words:

Legend then retweeted a gif with a caption claiming that the First Lady is too “occupied” with other matters to notice the president:

At this point, Teigen also weighed in. She hit the president for failing to “tag” her in his original tweets:

President Trump has not responded to the censure from Legend and Teigen. Trump has, however, criticized reports which allege that he ignored feedback from the vice president and his advisers on a seperate matter. The president branded these claims as “fake news” and furthermore denounced talk about an allegedly forthcoming recession.