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 while she was first lady.
“They’re biased and they have likes and dislikes, and it’s so obvious,” she told Fox News’ Pete Hegseth on Friday in her first interview since leaving the White House. ″I think the American people and everyone else sees this [the Vogue bias]. It was their decision,” Trump said.
She was responding to Hegseth’s remark 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 becoming vice president.
Trump insisted she had “much more important things to do — and I did in the White House — than be on the cover of Vogue.”
Other GOP First Ladies, including Laura and Barbara Bush, also never had their moment on the cover of Vogue.
Melania Trump appeared on the cover in 2005 in her wedding dress shortly after marrying Donald Trump.
Former friend and volunteer adviser to Melania Trump, Stephanie Winston-Wolkoff, claimed the former first lady received an offer for Vogue when Donald Trump was in the White House, but that she declined unless guaranteed the cover. .
When Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour was asked in 2019 why she chose to put more Democrat 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 that we feel are iconic and inspiring to women from a global perspective.”
She added that this was not the time to “not take a stand. I think you can’t be everything to everyone. we who work in [Vogue publisher] Conde Nast believes you should stand up for what you believe in and have a point of view,” added Wintour.
Melania Trump also took the opportunity in her interview with Fox News to criticize the “leadership” for the shortage of infant formula in the United States.
The Biden administration does not manufacture formula; it is manufactured and sold by three large companies, which have little competition and powerful market control.
The shortage was triggered in part by supply chain issues related to the pandemic, combined with a massive safety recall by the biggest formula maker, Abbott Nutrition, which was forced to close its Michigan plant earlier this year over contamination concerns. .