Melania Trump doesn’t even want to be on the cover of Vogue, even though former First Lady Michelle Obama appeared on its cover in 2009, 2013, and 2016. So the de facto ban on her appearing in the magazine doesn’t even matter to her. She is fine!
“To be on the cover of Vogue doesn’t define Mrs. Trump, she’s been there, done that long before she was first lady,” Trump’s spokesperson Stephanie Grisham told Fox News on Friday (Trump was on the cover in 2005, long before she was a first lady). “Her role as first lady of the United States and all that she does is much more important than some superficial photo shoot and cover.”
The statement is in response to Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour’s subtle diss during a recent interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, who asked how Vogue chooses what women to profile, why the magazine has chosen to cover more Democratic women than Republicans, and why Vogue put first ladies Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama on the cover.
“You have to stand up for what you believe in and you have to take a point of view,” Wintour said. “We profile women in the magazine that we believe in the stand that they’re taking on issues we support them, we feel that they are leaders.”
“If you’re talking about the first lady [Michelle Obama] or Senator [Kamala] Harris, obviously these are women that we feel are icons and inspiring to women from a global perspective,” she said. “I also feel even more strongly now that this is not a time to try—and I think one has to be fair, one has to look at all sides—but I don’t think it’s a moment not to take a stand.
“This just further demonstrates how biased the fashion magazine industry is, and shows how insecure and small-minded Anna Wintour really is,” Grisham said. “Unfortunately, Mrs. Trump is used to this kind of divisive behavior.”
Please continue to Be Best, Melania.