A miffed Melania Trump spoke in an interview of the “obvious” “bias,” apparently political, of individuals in command of Vogue magazine that kept her off the quilt while she was first lady.
“They’re biased, they usually have likes and dislikes, and it’s so obvious,” she told Fox News’ Pete Hegseth Friday in her first interview since leaving the White House. ″I feel American people and everybody see it [the Vogue bias]. It was their decision,” Trump said.
She was responding to Hegseth’s statement that Jill Biden, Michelle Obama, and Hillary Clinton all appeared on the quilt of Vogue after they were first ladies.
Kamala Harris was on the quilt before she became vice chairman.
Trump insisted she had “rather more necessary things to do — and I did within the White House — than being on the quilt of Vogue.”
In first interview since leaving the WH, Melania is asked, “With your small business background, and your fashion background, and your beauty, never on the quilt of Vogue?”
A – “They’re biased .. I had rather more necessary things to do .. within the WH than be on the quilt of Vogue.” pic.twitter.com/OPENMbpcl5
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) May 14, 2022
Other GOP first ladies, including each Laura and Barbara Bush, also never had their moment on the quilt of Vogue.
Melania Trump did appear on the quilt in 2005 in her wedding dress shortly after she married Donald Trump.
Melania Trump’s former friend and volunteer senior adviser Stephanie Winston-Wolkoff claimed that the previous first lady was offered a Vogue shoot when Donald Trump was within the White House, but that she refused unless she was guaranteed the quilt.
When Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour was asked in 2019 why she selected to place more Democratic women on the quilt of Vogue, she told CNN’s Christine Amanpour: “For those who’re talking concerning the first lady [Michelle Obama] or Senator [Kamala] Harris, obviously these are women that we feel are icons and galvanizing to women from a worldwide perspective.”
She added that it wasn’t a time “to not take a stand. I feel you possibly can’t be all the things to everybody. Those of us that work at [Vogue publisher] Conde Nast consider that you might have to rise up for what you suspect in, and you might have to take a viewpoint,” Wintour added.
Melania Trump also took the chance in her Fox News interview to bash “leadership” for America’s shortage of infant formula.
The Biden administration doesn’t manufacture formula; it’s made and sold by three major firms, which have little competition and a robust control of the market.
The shortage was triggered partly by pandemic-related supply chain issues combined with a massive safety recall by the biggest formula producer, Abbott Nutrition, which was forced to shut its Michigan plant earlier this 12 months on account of contamination concerns.