‘No Longer B About You…’ – Chris Evert Once Schooled Former President Donald Trump Over His Bizarre Press Request

Published 08/01/2022, 10:00 AM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 12: Chris Evert attends day ten of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 12, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage )

Ever since her playing days, Chris Evert has been known for being vocal about her strong point of view. While she used press conferences to express her views in earlier times, she has evolved with technology and is now an active Twitter user. The views of Evert touch upon various walks of life. However, those who follow Evert can make out that she does have a slight inclination toward politics.

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Diving further into her political views, one can further make out that Evert’s tweets often revolve around the former American president, Donald Trump. Similar was the case a few years ago. Going back in time, in December 2016, Evert took to her Twitter handle, schooling Trump on one of his bizarre requests to the media.

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Chris Evert gives it back to Donald Trump

Defeating Hilary Clinton, Trump won the presidential elections in November 2016 and was set to assume office in January 2017. However, not even a month after his victory, the businessman turned president made it to the headlines. Not to mention, for all the wrong reasons.

In December 2014, Trump accused many media houses of using his unflattering images. Going further, he reportedly held a meeting with numerous media personnel, asking them to restrict the use of such photos. The request opened a large room for discussions. While many came out in support of Trump, others criticized him for his self-obsession.

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One of the many criticizing ones was tennis great Chris Evert. Angered by the request, Evert took to her Twitter handle, putting up a message for Trump. “Donald, this can no longer b about you, your photos, your Twitter, your SNL obsession. It’s now about your service and leadership,” she wrote.

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This wasn’t the only time that Evert came out in public to criticize Trump. Going ahead in the years, she continued criticizing the former president for his words as well as actions. Even though Trump doesn’t hold the presidential chair now, it hasn’t stopped Evert from calling him out time and again.

Walking on a similar path to Evert, her arch on-court rival, Martina Navratilova is of a similar view; Navratilova also often comes out in public to criticize Trump on various occasions. Considering the majestic aura of Evert and Navratilova, it is needless to say that the views of the two also get major backing from their fans.

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Ahmar Wasif

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Ahmar Wasif is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is a national level tennis player and has a number of titles to his name. His experience on the court allows him to incorporate a deeper understanding in his coverage of the sport.

Edited By: Deepakshi Chaudhary

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