The House Oversight Committee’s probe into Twitter’s role in burying the Hunter Biden laptop story took an unexpected turn, when Chrissy Teigen’s insult aimed at former President Donald Trump was brought up at the hearing.
Former top Twitter executives were called to testify about the social media platform’s suppression of the New York Post’s 2020 bombshell report about the Hunter Biden laptop on Wednesday.
When Virginia Democrat Rep. Gerry Connolly was up, he used his time to ask former Twitter content moderator Anika Collier Navaroli about the time Trump’s White House asked the platform to take down a tweet.
The tweet in question belonged to “Lip Sync” host Chrissy Teigen, who has a long history of rumbling with Trump on Twitter.
She wrote a scathing farewell to the 45th President on his final day in office.
“Today our great national f–kup is over, but the shame will last forever,” she snarked.
“With 2 impeachments, the creation of 3 million LESS jobs, 403,000 dead, a record low approval rating and god knows how many crimes, we can officially say Donald J Trump is the greatest at being the f–king worst,” Teigen fumed.
“Maybe it wasn’t such a good idea to have the guy with barely enough well done steak with ketchup fueled brainpower to power a light bulb who doesn’t even know how to close an umbrella run the country.”
“History will not be kind to you, you absolute psychopath. But I never was anyhow,” she concluded.
Long before then, in September 2019, Trump lashed out at singer John Legend and his wife, Teigen, for failing to acknowledge that he and fellow Republicans were responsible for signing the Criminal Justice Reform act into law.
In a multi tweet thread, he pointed out that when the people “pushing so hard” for reform were “unable to come even close to getting it done,” they banded together and asked for his help as a group.
“Obama couldn’t come close,” he wrote. “But now that it is passed, people that had virtually nothing to do with it are taking the praise.”
“Guys like boring musician John Legend and and his filthy mouthed wife, are talking now about how great it is – but I didn’t see them around when we needed help getting it passed.“
“They only talk about the minor players, or people that had nothing to do with it,” he concluded.
“And the people that so desperately sought my help when everyone else had failed, all they talk about now is Impeaching President Trump!”
Teigen responded with a an insult of her own the same day.
“Lol what a pu–y a– b–ch. tagged everyone but me,” she shot back. “An honor, mister president.”
During Wednesday’s hearing Connolly tried to prove that Trump’s administration had a direct line to Twitter and tried to have the post removed.
“The White House almost immediately thereafter contacted Twitter to demand the tweet be taken down. Is that accurate?” He questioned.
“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,” Navaroli answered.
In a similar line of questioning later in the hearing, Florida Democrat Rep. Maxwell Frost asked about the contents of the tweet.
“Please excuse my language — this is a direct quote — but Chrissy Teigen referred to Donald Trump as a ‘p***y a– b–ch,'” Navaroli replied.
Frost noted that Teigen’s tweet was “free speech,” and asked what happened after the former Sports Illustrated model made the post.
“What did the White House do? What did the Trump White House do?” He queried.
“Per my understanding, the White House reached out to ask that this tweet be removed,” adding that it was her “team’s job” to review posts per Twitter’s abusive behaviors policy.
“At that time, up to three insults were allowed,” she detailed. “So it was our job to determine how many insults were included within that phrase.”
Navaroli said it was her “understanding” that the Trump administration asked for the post to be removed, but ultimately Twitter rejected their request.
Teigen posted the video of the hearing on her social media pages and added the caption: “I don’t know how to go on after this,” on Instagram.
Fellow celebrities Katie Couric, Andy Cohen, and Johnny Knoxville, amongst many others commented with laughing out loud and hand clap emojis.
“I want this to be my wake-up alarm. My children’s first dance. Our national anthem. The tune I hear on my death bed,” replied Brooklyn Decker.
Matt Taibbi, who released the first installment of the Twitter Files, noted the extreme difference between the Trump administration’s request and the “thousands” that came out of the FBI.
“I reported in [Twitter Files] there had been requests from the Trump White House,” he began.
“Then we showed agencies like the FBI sent spreadsheets with thousands of names at a time. And Adam Schiff’s office asked that ALL SEARCHES of his office be blocked,” he pointed out. “But sure, Chrissy Teigen.”