Navaroli confirmed that the White House had asked Twitter to evaluate the tweet, saying they “wanted it to come down because it was a derogatory statement directed towards the president.” Later, during questioning from Democratic Rep. Maxwell Frost of Florida, Navaroli explained that the request to evaluate the tweet fell under the abusive language policy, specifically the insults policy. No action on the tweet appeared to have been taken by Twitter.
At the time, Teigen and her husband, singer John Legend, had been in a Twitter fight with Trump. Trump had tweeted about how he was upset that Legend and “his filthy mouthed wife” had not appreciated his recent criminal justice reform law. Trump had already blocked Teigen on Twitter.