Stormy Daniels has an idea for who should challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 election: model Chrissy Teigen, and offered to join the ticket as her running mate. Daniels even created a hashtag for it: #teigendaniels2020.
Now to be clear, this is more than likely just a joke. It started over a Twitter feud between Daniels and a 23-year-old man named Michael Moates. He describes himself as a “Conservative Political News Junkie” and writes for the DC Chronicle.
He scrubbed his Twitter feed in the aftermath of his back-and-forth with Daniels. But in reading her side of the conversation, it appears that Moates challenged Daniels’ parenting skills and called her a bad role model.
Chrissry Teigen shared screen grabs of part of the conversation between Moates and Daniels. Moates tweeted to Daniels at 12:33 a.m. on November 11, “Thanks for the free followers @StormyDaniels. I appreciate the attention.”
Daniels shot back a few minutes later, “You’re welcome, honey. Hopefully none of them are underage so you can’t get in trouble again.” Included in that tweet was a headline that included Moates’ picture and the title, “Teenage Women Allege That Michael Moates Sent Them Inappropriate Messages.”
The headline was from a website called “Right Wing Watch,” which its founders describe as an organization “dedicated to monitoring and exposing the activities and rhetoric of right-wing activists and organizations in order to expose their extreme agenda.”
Back to Teigen: When she shared the screen grabs of the conversation between Daniels and Moates, she wrote, “wow I thought I was ok at the AOC (art of clapback) but it’s important to always continue education from the best as it is an ever-evolving skill, I bow down.”
Daniels thanked Teigen for the praise, writing, “Wow! Thank you! We should join forces and really wreck some shit. #mastersofthetwitterverse #trollslayers.”
Daniels’ next response quickly earned hundreds of likes: “Or…just #teigendaniels2020 and finish this shit Mortal Kombat style.”
One Twitter fan joined in on the action, by suggesting that Kathy Griffin should be part of the team as Press Secretary. Daniels retweeted that message and included the comment, “Soooo…a blonde, a brunette and a redhead walk into the Whitehouse…”
Teigen has not yet responded to Daniels’ 2020 suggestion. But here’s a look at some of the other responses, which included more suggestions for how to fill out a hypothetical administration.
This is not the first time the supermodel has commented on social media about Stormy Daniels. When Daniels appeared on CBS’ 60 Minutes in March 2018, Teigen live-tweeted during the interview. One of the details Daniels shared about her alleged encounter with Donald Trump was that she spanked him with a magazine that had his picture on the cover. Teigen reacted to that story by tweeting, “Donald got spanked on his ass by his own face.”
Teigen has also responded on Twitter to Daniels’ attorney, Michael Avenatti. On June 9, 2018, Avenatti lashed out White House lawyer and former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani for his comments about Daniels. Guiliani said in an interview that Daniels’ credibility was in question due to her profession as an adult film star.
Avenatti wrote, “I want to test Mr. Giuliani’s claims of being adamantly against pornography and having no use for adult film stars. If anyone can provide me with any evidence of him voluntarily viewing pornography, I will protect you as a source and publish it. Let’s PROVE the hypocrisy.”
Teigen provoked a lot of joking responses when she tweeted back at Avenatti, “Who on earth is gonna admit to watching porn with rudy guiliani? god speed, Michael.”