Chrissy Teigen stopped by the Ellen show on Wednesday (Sept. 11) not to plug her latest project, but to discuss what it feels like to suddenly find yourself in a Twitter war with the putative leader of the free world. "We all just wait for our day to come and mine happened to be Sunday," Teigen said with a smile after DeGeneres noted that it's become sadly "not even shocking" anymore to hear that the president of the United States is randomly picking fights with people on social media.
Teigen said her day started with a ton of alerts on her phone about something that was going on online, but since she is still blocked from Pres. Trump's account, someone had to send her screenshots of what the nation's commander in chief was saying about her. To recap, Trump didn't actually name Teigen in his now-infamous tweet, but rather referred to her "boring" husband EGOT winner John Legend and his "filthy mouthed wife" during an outburst in which he complained about not getting enough credit for his efforts at criminal justice reform.
"And my heart stopped, because at that moment you know you're about to get the wildest group of people ever," Teigen said, explaining that the president's pique appeared to be fueled by Legend's appearance on an MSNBC special about criminal justice reform that weekend, in which she did not appear. To be fair, Teigen said, both the things Trump said are, technically, true. "John is boring and I do have a filthy mouth," she laughed. "But when the card lands on you that day, it's like, 'oh crap,' because you're whole night's ruined."
She said the couple spent the rest of the evening handing their phones back and forth as they tried to figure out the proper response to the unprovoked attack from Trump. Teigen, as you surely know by know, came up with a perfectly filthy mouthed response, referring to the 45th president as a "pussy ass bitch," after Trump "tagged everyone but me, an honor, mr. president," she tweeted. The nickname started trending, then got shortened to the more family friendly #PresidentPAB.
Teigen, who is the latest woman of color to be denigrated by the president in this manner, said she's been actually trying to be on her best behavior on social media lately. "I don't want to offend people just for a joke," she explained. "It was a weird feeling. I was really angry. I think my eyes filled up with water just at the shock of it… that I can't believe this really happens right now. He just goes on these rants… but you don't think it's gonna be you."
Asked if she was going to let it go now, Teigen said, "yeah… maybe."