In an interview with Westchester Magazine, Eric Trump, the son of President Donald Trump, said his father’s quality of life declined upon deciding to run for president.
“My father’s life became exponentially worse the minute he decided to run for president,” Eric Trump told the magazine. “He didn’t need to do this, but he was immensely frustrated with where the country was going.”
Every day, you get abused by somebody,” he continued. “And the next thing you know, you’re being parodied on Saturday Night Live. It comes with the territory. We stood center stage with my father during the campaign and beyond.”
Despite his misgivings, Eric Trump said that “there would be far fewer headaches if it weren’t for politics” but that he felt it was worth it because the Trumps are “in it for the right reasons.”
But his statements didn’t go over well after The Hill tweeted out a snippet from the interview.
— The Hill (@thehill) June 4, 2018
At this point, model (and noted Trump family critic) Chrissy Teigen decided to weigh in with, “ours too! finally, something in common.”
ours too! finally, something in common. https://t.co/TwXTVfYUZG
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) June 4, 2018
Teigen has never been a fan of President Donald Trump or his policy proposals. In the past, she criticized him for his tempestuous nature, his off-the-cuff statements, and his history of racially charged statements. Some of these criticisms go back several years, well before he ever launched a presidential campaign.
I literally pose half naked for a living and u are still the biggest attention whore I know RT @realDonaldTrump Story will be released today
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) October 24, 2012
@realdonaldtrump I wanna be miss universe but I need your word you won't hold me calling you a racist pig against me okay
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) November 25, 2012
the only movement you know is bowel
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) August 20, 2016
what time should we call your Uber?
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) February 4, 2017
Donald Trump never appeared to reply to Teigen directly, but it seems she did, at some point, strike a nerve. The president blocked her from viewing his tweets in July 2017.
After 9 years of hating Donald J Trump, telling him "lol no one likes you" was the straw pic.twitter.com/MhZ6bXT1Dp
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) July 25, 2017
Teigen is far from the only individual the president has blocked on the social media platform. Last night, the president and one of his top aides appealed a federal court ruling that said the president was violating the constitutional rights of individuals he has blocked from viewing his personal Twitter feed. Last month, U.S. District Court Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald ruled that Twitter “serves as a designated public forum,” noting that the president has used his personal Twitter account to issue official statements on behalf of the White House.