An angry Melania Trump spoke in an interview of the “obvious” “bias”, apparently political, of those responsible for Vogue magazine who kept her off the cover when she was first lady.
“They’re biased, they have likes and dislikes, and it’s so obvious,” he told Fox News’ Pete Hegseth on Friday in his first interview since leaving the White House. ″I think Americans and everyone sees it. [the Vogue bias]. It was his decision,” Trump said.
She was responding to Hegseth’s observation that Jill Biden, Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton appeared on the cover of Vogue when they were first ladies.
Kamala Harris was on the cover before she became vice president.
Trump insisted that he had “much more important things to do, and I did them in the White House, than to be on the cover of Vogue.”
Other Republican first ladies, including Laura and Barbara Bush, also didn’t have their moment on the cover of Vogue.
Melania Trump graced the cover in 2005 in her wedding dress shortly after marrying Donald Trump.
Melania Trump’s former friend and senior volunteer adviser, Stephanie Winston-Wolkoff, claimed that the former first lady was offered a Vogue shoot when Donald Trump was in the White House, but she refused unless she was granted the opportunity. cover page.
When Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour was asked in 2019 why she chose to put more Democratic women on the cover of Vogue, she told CNN’s Christine Amanpour: “If you’re talking about the first lady [Michelle Obama] or senator [Kamala] Harris, obviously these are women who we think are iconic and inspiring to women from a global perspective.”
He added that it was not a time “not to take a position. I think you can’t be everything to everyone. Those of us who work in [Vogue publisher] Conde Nast believes that you have to stand up for what you believe in and you have to take a point of view,” Wintour added.
Melania Trump also took the opportunity in her Fox News interview to criticize “leadership” over the US infant formula shortage.
The Biden administration does not manufacture formula; it is manufactured and sold by three large companies, which have little competition and powerful control of the market.
The shortage was caused in part by supply chain issues related to the pandemic combined with a massive safety recall by the largest formula maker, Abbott Nutrition, which was forced to close its Michigan plant earlier this year due to pollution problems.