Chrissy Teigen doesn’t “know how to go on” after her uncensored tweet to former President Donald Trump became a talking point during Wednesday’s House Oversight Committee hearing discussing Hunter Biden’s laptop.
The Washington, D.C., hearing is looking at Twitter’s role in suppressing a New York Post story about President Joe Biden’s son in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election with testimony from former Twitter execs. However, the Cravings cookbook author and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model was pulled into it, while home recovering from the birth of daughter Esti, when it was revealed that the White House, under Trump, tried to have one of Teigen’s tweets, critical of him, deleted.
Rep. Gerry Connelly (D-Va.) asked Anika Collier Navaroli, who was on Twitter’s content moderation team, about an online exchange between Trump and Teigen in September 2019. Before he was banned from Twitter and often went on insult sprees, Trump slammed “boring” John Legend for appearing in an NBC News special report about criminal justice reform and his “filthy-mouthed wife,” Teigen, who had nothing to do with the special but had been publicly critical of his politics. Teigen responded at the time with a tweet calling Trump a “p***y ass bitch.”
“The White House almost immediately thereafter contacted Twitter to demand the tweet be taken down. Is that accurate?” Connolly asked.
Navaroli replied, “I do remember hearing we’d received a request from the White House to make sure that we evaluated this tweet, and that they wanted it to come down because it was a derogatory statement directed towards the president.”
For the record, the tweet wasn’t taken down.
Later during the hearing, Rep. Maxwell Frost (D-Fla.) asked Navaroli