Chrissy Teigen asked President Joe Biden for a follow on Twitter, and he obliged

Catriona Harvey-Jenner
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Photo credit: Getty Images
Photo credit: Getty Images

From Cosmopolitan

Chrissy Teigen is famously vocal about politics. She was a public denouncer of Donald Trump, and after one too many times tweeting him stuff like "lol no one likes you" she finally found herself blocked by the former President of the United States.

Naturally, Chrissy wore it like a badge. "After 9 years of hating Donald J Trump, telling him 'lol no one likes you' was the straw," she tweeted in July 2017, along with a screenshot showing she had been blocked access to the now defunct @realDonaldTrump account (he got permanently banned from Twitter, remember).

But with the end of Trump's presidency being marked yesterday, as Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States of America, it signalled a new dawn for the model and author. Chrissy was looking forward to being able to finally view the tweets of her own president once more, and she didn't hesitate to let Biden know.

In a tweet that's now been liked more than 600,000 times, Chrissy Teigen yesterday wrote: "hello @joebiden I have been blocked by the president for four years can I get a follow plz". Incredible moves, and fair enough, right? It's a free country and she should be free to see the stuff her own president tweets.

But what makes this story even better is that, in true remarkable form, Joe Biden has actually gone through with Chrissy's request. The new president follows just 11 people on Twitter - all of them aides or members of his close political circle - aaaaaand Chrissy Teigen.

This is truly incredible.

Political author Gabe Fleisher pointed out the brilliant fact, writing on Twitter: "The official @POTUS account now follows 11 people — all of them Biden aides or accounts, and then @chrissyteigen." And in response, proving she was just as shocked as the next person would be to get a follow out of POTUS, Chrissy wrote: "OH MY GOD !!!!!!!!!!"

Being Chrissy Teigen, she went on to share her unfiltered thoughts about her new social media status, posting. "I should prob never tweet again." Fair. It is a bit tense knowing your Twitter brain dumps are very definitely going to show up in the most high profile politician in America's feed.

But look, there's a lesson to be learned in all this. If you don't ask, then you don't get...

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