You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen Endorse Elizabeth Warren, Talk Feud With ‘S—ty Human Being’ Trump

Legend also discussed Kanye West's Trump love: "I don't think he [follows] policies... He just kind of embraced Trump’s blow-it-all-up spirit."

Star couple Chrissy Teigen and John Legend revealed their choice for the 2020 Democratic ticket: Elizabeth Warren. In an interview with Karen Valby for Vanity Fair’s December issue, Teigen and Legend discussed their thoughts on the 2020 election, their Twitter feud with the president and their thoughts on rapper Kanye West and his wife Kim Kardashian.

When asked about who they’re supporting in the 2020 election, the couple hesitated. Legend spoke first.

“My favorite — I’m going to say it, we’ll break news today — is Elizabeth Warren,” he said. “She’s the best candidate running today and she comes at it with joy and with sincerity and with a wealth of knowledge and experience.”

“I love Elizabeth Warren,” said Teigen. “I also love Kamala Harris.”

“Honestly, I don’t comprehend why guys hate women so much sometimes,” said Legend. “You see someone as transparently competent and eloquent and on fire as Elizabeth Warren and then you hear some guys just are not into voting for a woman. Why do guys feel so threatened by the idea of a woman president?”

Teigen, who has never shied away from being candid on social media, mentioned her ongoing Twitter beef with Trump. The feud started with Legend discussing America’s high rate of mass incarceration at a MSNBC town hall. Trump then responded by calling Legend a boring musician and Teigen his “filthy mouthed wife.”

Even though Teigen couldn’t see Trump’s tweets because he blocked her two years prior, she responded by calling him a “p–sy ass b—h.”

“We know this president has a particular aversion to strong women coming after him, particularly women of color,” Legend told Vanity Fair. “So he had to call her out. Every time he does something like this, he just makes himself look more terrible. I don’t know that that incrementally convinces anyone not to vote for him, but he just proves himself to be a sh–tty human being every day.”

“I don’t care about pissing off a bunch of bigots,” Teigen said.

Legend explained the status of his relationship with West, who has publicly supported Trump since 2018. Even though the couple spent Easter with the Kardashian-West clan in the past, they claim that they’re not close.

“I’m not trying to disown Kanye because I still love him and love everything we’ve done together creatively, but we were never the closest of friends,” he said. “I think what was always challenging about it was Kanye has never been political. I don’t think he knows one way or another what policies of Trump’s he likes. He just kind of embraced Trump’s blow-it-all-up spirit and the energy of himself being counter-cultural in supporting him.”

When it comes to Kardashian’s advocacy for clemency, Legend says, “It’s a cheap win for [Trump],” said Legend. “But the people being granted clemency are real people with families. So even if the clemency is won through his celebrity-whore tendencies, it’s still helpful for that family and that person. At the same time, he’s locking kids in cages and he’s a terrible human being….”

“To be able to go in there and put whatever you hate about him aside to do this greater good for this person?” Teigen added. “I don’t know if I could physically muster that smile and handshake.”

The Vanity Fair cover bills them as “the First Couple we deserve.” Teigen doubts their chances: “Uh, I did Sports Illustrated and covered my boobs with a leaf,” she said. “But hasn’t Melania opened the door for anyone to be a first lady?” said Legend. “The biggest issue about this presidency is how they’ve just lowered standards for everything. Hopefully we’ll reset?”

More Politics

  • Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi,

    Nancy Pelosi Announces House Will Proceed With Impeachment

    Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday morning that the House will proceed with articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. Pelosi said the impeachment inquiry has shown that Trump abused his power by withholding military aid and a White House meeting from Ukraine in an attempt to pressure the country’s president to announce an investigation into [...]

  • Kamala Harris

    Kamala Harris Drops Out of Presidential Race

    Kamala Harris announced on Tuesday that she is dropping out of the presidential race, citing her campaign’s struggles to raise money in the closing months before the Iowa caucus. Harris informed her staff on a conference call that she was suspending her campaign. “My campaign for president simply doesn’t have the financial resources we need [...]

  • Prince Andrew161st Great Yorkshire Show, Great

    Woman Trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein Accuses Britain's Prince Andrew of Lying

    The woman who alleges that she was forced by Jeffrey Epstein to have sex with Prince Andrew said she had three encounters with the British royal at the late financier’s instigation and accused the prince of lying about it. Virginia Giuffre told the BBC that Epstein brought her to London in March 2001 when she [...]

  • Armed police at incident at London

    Two Dead in Terrorist Attack on London Bridge

    UPDATED: Several people were injured, some seriously, in a knife attack in London and their suspected assailant was killed by police in an incident Friday that Scotland Yard said was a terrorist assault. London police later said that two people were killed, according to the Associated Press. London Bridge was cordoned off and the area [...]

  • Donald Trump Hollywood Racism

    Trump Tweets Doctored Photo of Himself With Rocky Balboa's Body

    With a little Photoshop, anyone can have the Eye of the Tiger — or the shirtless body. On Wednesday, President Donald Trump had the internet scratching its collective head when he tweeted an image of his face superimposed on top of the fictional Rocky Balboa’s body. While the doctored image had no caption, it does [...]

  • Michael Bloomberg Democratic National Convention

    Michael Bloomberg Officially Enters Presidential Race

    Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Sunday that he would enter the Democratic Primary “to defeat Donald Trump” and “rebuild America.” I’m running for president to defeat Donald Trump and rebuild America. I believe my unique set of experiences in business, government, and philanthropy will enable me to win and lead. Join our team: [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content