Former First Lady Melania Trump Has Beaten Fashion editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, for never putting her on the cover when her husband was president, in her first interview since she left the White House.
Fox Nation host Pete Hegseth brought up the topic during his conversation with Melania, noting that first ladies Jill Biden, Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton were all featured on the cover of Fashion and that Vice President Kamala Harris received the honor even before she was sworn in.
“They’re biased and they have likes and dislikes, and it’s so obvious. And I think American people and everybody see it. It was their decision, and I have much more important things to do – and I did in the White House – than on the cover of Fashion‘ said Melanie.
It should be noted that the former model on the cover of Fashionin February 2005, when she was photographed in her wedding dress as she married Donald Trump.
Melania’s former fixer, Stephanie Winston-Wolkoff, has claimed the former first lady was a… Fashion shooting shortly after Trump came to power, but refused to accept unless guaranteed coverage.
According to journalist Amy Odell’s new book Anna: The BiographyMelania is said to have ignored Wintour during her visit to Trump Tower in 2016. Odell says Wintour arranged the meeting with Ivanka Trump and did not let her know she was coming. Winston-Wolkoff says she was “so offended” that she “didn’t even say hello” to Wintour upon her arrival.
In an April 2019 interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Wintour was asked why she has more Democratic politicians than Republican.
“If you’re talking about the first lady [Michelle Obama] or senator [Kamala] Harris, these are clearly women who we believe are icons and inspirational to women from a global perspective. I also feel even stronger now that this is not the time to try – and I think you have to be honest, you have to look at all sides – but I don’t think it’s a time not to take a stand… I think you can’t be everything to everyone and I think it’s a time when we live in a world, as you well know, of fake news… [and] those of us who work at Conde Nast believe that you have to stand up for what you believe in and you have to take a stand.”
Then in a July 2019 podcast interview with the economist‘s Anne McElvoy, Wintour even refused to recognize Melania as the first lady. When asked to name something in Mrs. Trump’s wardrobe that she admires, Wintour replied, “Well, I think First Lady Michelle Obama was really so incredible in every decision she made about fashion. She supported young American designers. She supported designers, indeed, from all over the world. She was the best ambassador this country could have, in many ways, clearly well beyond fashion…”
When McElvoy intervened to remind Wintour, “But she’s not the First Lady now. What about the one you have now?”
“And for me she is the example I admire,” Wintour concluded.
Other Republican first ladies, including both Laura and Barbara Bush, became the odds of a Fashion cover.
In her interview with Fox NationMelania also lashed out at US President Joe Biden about the nationwide baby food shortage, saying his administration lacks “leadership.”
“It’s heartbreaking to see them struggling and that the 21st century food in the United States of America is not available to children,” she said.
Melania has kept a relatively low profile since leaving the White House, focusing on promoting her NFT collection of digital artworks.