Former First Lady Melania Trump has blamed a fashion magazine Vogue bias for not putting it on the cover during her time at the White House.
Ms. Trump spoke to Fox News in her first interview after her husband Donald Trump left office in January 2021, and she was asked why she never graced the cover of the magazine.
Michelle Obama, the wife of former President Barack Obama, has appeared on the cover of the magazine three times.
During the interview, Ms. Trump was asked how she endures “constant criticism.”
“They are biased, they have likes and dislikes, and it’s so obvious,” she said.
“And I think Americans see it all. It was their decision, and I have far more important things – and I was doing in the White House – than being on the cover Vogue“- added Ms. Trump.
Although Ms. Trump may not have been on the cover as First Lady, she was introduced in 2005 in her wedding dress after her marriage to Donald Trump.
It is reported that she also abandoned Fr. Vogue a photo shoot shortly after her husband became president of the United States because the magazine could not guarantee her cover.
Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour has been a vocal critic of Mr. Trump, using her editorial in a March 2020 issue of the magazine to support Joe Biden as president, pointing to Mr. Trump’s “dishonesty” and “shocking lack of empathy.”
Mrs. Trump’s topic Vogue The absence did not go unnoticed during the Trump administration.
Ms. Trump’s spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham in 2019 said the then first lady had much more important things to do.
“Be on the cover Vogue does not identify Mrs. Trump. She was there, made it long before she became first lady. “ Said Mrs. Grisham.
“Her role as the first lady of the United States and everything she does is far more important than a superficial photo shoot and cover,” she said.
While Mrs. Obama, Mrs. Biden and former First Lady Hillary Clinton were featured on the cover of the magazine, Laura Bush, the wife of former President George W. Bush, did not.
Mrs. Clinton, who became Secretary of State in the Obama administration, was the first first lady to appear on the cover of the magazine in 1998.