- President Donald Trump has slammed U.S. glossy magazines for not giving his wife Melania Trump a single cover photo shoot while in office.
- Trump retweeted a Breitbart article on Friday that said “elitist snobs in the fashion press” are snubbing the “most elegant first lady in American history.”
- Trump wrote that the First Lady was “the greatest of all time” and called the magazines “Fake News”
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President Donald Trump has criticized major American lifestyle magazines for not giving his wife, Melania Trump, a single front-page cover during his tenure.
In a tweet Friday, Trump called the First Lady “the greatest of all time,” while retweeting a Breitbart article that said “elitist snobs in the fashion press” ostracized the “most stylish First Lady of American history “.
“Fake News!” Trump added.
—Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 25, 2020
Trump fans have long noticed and lamented the First Lady’s absence from US newsstands, and have often accused the US press of revealing its liberal bias by awarding Michelle Obama, wife of former President Barack Obama , 12 magazine covers during her two terms as First Lady, including three covers of Vogue.
“If you need further proof of the blatant bias of the liberal mainstream media, the most amazing first lady in American history has never made the cover of our nation’s major style magazines,” said American actor and Trump supporter James Woods. tweeted in February 2020.
Several major fashion magazines have taken a political stance on the president, most notably Vogue.
In an April 2019 interview with CNNVogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour said: “You have to stand up for what you believe in and you have to take a point of view.”
However, Melania Trump drew criticism from Vogue readers and magazine editors in February this year over comments she made in a leaked private phone call about Wintour’s decision to let Beyoncé edit an issue of the magazine as a guest.
“Anna gave Beyoncé the cover of the September issue of Vogue – full, complete, complete, everything -,” the First Lady said during the July 2018 appeal, disclosed to NBC.
“She hired a black photographer. And he’s the first black photographer to cover Vogue.”
The president himself has also expressed his personal distaste for TIME magazine, which annually names “Person of the Year.”
TIME named Trump “Person of the Year” in 2016, but the president challenged Greta Thunberg’s choice of magazine for the 2019 award issue.