Chrissy Teigen calls out Ivanka Trump for 'complete lack of empathy' over child separations at US-Mexico border
Former Victoria's Secret model Chrissy Teigen has taken to slamming Ivanka Trump, calling out the First Daughter of the US for her "complete lack of empathy" with regards to the child separation policy that is currently being undertaken by the Trump administration. The model was speaking on Wednesday night at the House Democrats' annual retreat.
Melissa Harris-Perry, a former MSNBC host, asked Teigen about how images of separated children affected her, to which she replied, "It's a painful thing to see that and it's a painful thing to see such a complete lack of empathy," and even alluded to Ivanka's absolute lack of sympathy for the poor kids, reported CNN.
"When it comes from people, like Ivanka, I will say, that can post all day pictures of her children that are just in her home and 'oh my daughter is having trouble in her crib' or 'my daughter is doing this' and 'my daughter is doing this,' there are children out there that don't have that opportunity," she continued.
Teigen further discussed how the current administration has impacted her mental health, given that she has always been a firm and outspoken critic of President Trump. During her appearance, Teigen joked that she and her husband John Legend have very different social media personalities, but she felt like she needed to step away from constantly discussing issues of the day for her own well-being.
"I couldn't read the messages that I was being sent because, of course, Donald more than anything he says and does, he opened a world, opened up a window to all these people that felt like it became OK to be just as nasty as him, and it made it acceptable and I didn't want to be a part of that anymore," she said.
Admitting that she often makes a joke of most of it, Teigen revealed, "It's hard to find the funny when there's so much sad and when there's so much agony and pain and people being treated horribly." Later in the discussion, noting how House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has helped demonstrate the importance of saying "no", the moderator asked Teigen what word she hoped women would start using more frequently.
"F*** you," she said bluntly. When the audience erupted into laughter, the mother-of-two turned to the speaker and said, "I'm so sorry, Speaker Pelosi." Her doting husband backed her up further by declaring, "Sometimes you don't got to say it, you just walk out."
"By the way, you don't have to say it ... it is not a word, it's not a sentence, it's a mindset," Teigen said. The power couple was also reportedly asked about reparations, which Legend called "a long overdue" conversation.