Presidential candidate and noted Twitter-feuder Donald Trump has a new sparring partner: Sports Illustrated model Chrissy Teigen.
Trump (with 5 million+ followers) and Teigen (more than 1 million) began a name-calling spat that started when the famously candid model snarked on The Donald’s Monday meeting with black clergy.
And then, it was on.
Trump retweeted a follower who called her a “trashy gutter mouth woman.”
Trump’s followers jumped to his defense, comparing Teigen to Trump’s wife and fellow model, Melania Trump.
But the queen of social media has her own allies.
Teigen asked the Twittersphere to leave Melania Trump out of it, because “she goes through enough already.”
Their respective spouses, Melania Trump, and singer John Legend, have both remained silent on the issue.
While Trump loves a good public spat, he may have met his match in Teigen — the outspoken model has never been known to go down without a fight.