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Melania attacks ‘biased’ Anna Wintour for putting Jill Biden on the cover but not doing the same for her

Former first lady Melania Trump has lashed out at Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour for putting Jill Biden on the cover of her magazine and not doing the same for her while her husband, Donald Trump, was in office.

In what is believed to be her first interview since leaving the White House, Melania Trump told Fox Nation that she believes media bias against her is the reason for the discrepancy.

Interviewer Pete Hegseth took a moment to describe the alleged bias against her.

‘We did a little research. You were the only first lady to go to the border. You did it twice,’ Hegseth began. ‘How did you put up with the constant criticism?’

Melania Trump has spoken out against Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour after the former first lady never appeared on the magazine's cover while in the White House.

Melania Trump has spoken out against Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour after the former first lady never appeared on the magazine’s cover while in the White House.

The former first lady is seen walking to the garden with her husband, former President Donald Trump in 2019.

The former first lady is seen walking to the garden with her husband, former President Donald Trump in 2019.

‘Take Vogue, for example: Five months into Joe Biden’s presidency, Jill Biden is on the cover. [Vice President] Kamala Harris is on the cover even before she is sworn in. Hillary Clinton was on the cover when she was first lady. Michelle was on the cover three times. However, with your business background, your fashion background, and your beauty, never on the cover of Vogue. Why the double standards?’ asked Hegseth.

‘They’re biased and have likes and dislikes, and it’s so obvious. And I think Americans and everyone sees it. It was his decision, and I have much more important things to do, and I did in the White House, than being on the cover of Vogue,” Melania said in response.

Before becoming First Lady, Mrs. Trump donned a Christian Dior wedding dress on the February 2005 cover of Vogue after her wedding.

Mrs. Trump covered the February 2017 issue of Vanity Fair Mexico, although the story and photos were recycled from a profile that appeared in GQ in April 2016.

Mrs. Trump covered the February 2017 issue of Vanity Fair Mexico, although the story and photos were recycled from a profile that appeared in GQ in April 2016.

Before Mrs. Trump became first lady, she donned a Christian Dior wedding dress on the February 2005 cover of Vogue after her wedding to Trump.

Before Mrs. Trump became first lady, she donned a Christian Dior wedding dress on the February 2005 cover of Vogue after her wedding to Trump.

Five years before that, she starred in a nude cover shoot for British GQ when she was still known by her maiden name, Melania Knauss.

Most recently, she covered the February 2017 issue of Vanity Fair Mexico, although the story and photos were recycled from a profile that appeared in GQ in April 2016. Both publications share the same parent company as Vogue, Condé Nast.

Wintour never explicitly said that she would not have Mrs. Trump on the cover again, but suggested that she was not interested in doing so.

The distinction of appearing on the cover was given to her predecessor Michelle Obama three times, first in February 2009, less than a month after President Obama’s inauguration, then again in 2013 and finally in November 2016.

Just months after becoming First Lady, Jill Biden landed her first Vogue cover, an honor never bestowed on her predecessor Melania Trump.  She spotted her posing at the White House in a $2,690 Oscar de la Renta gown.

Just months after becoming First Lady, Jill Biden landed her first Vogue cover, an honor never bestowed on her predecessor Melania Trump. She spotted her posing at the White House in a $2,690 Oscar de la Renta gown.

Melania Trump accused Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour of

Melania Trump accused Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour of “being biased.” “They have likes and dislikes, and it’s so obvious,” Trump said.

The only other First Lady to appear on the cover before Michelle Obama was Hillary Clinton in 1998.

A session within the pages of the magazine has become something of a tradition for the wives of presidents that began with Lou Henry Hoover in 1929.

Eleanor Roosevelt, Mamie Eisenhower, Jackie Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, Betty Ford, Rosalynn Carter, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush and Laura Bush all graced the pages of Vogue during their respective husbands’ presidencies.

Melania’s absence from the publication, along with other major US fashion magazines, angered Trump and Republicans during his presidency.

Trump regularly criticized them for not giving his wife a cover.

Weeks before leaving the White House, the then-president expressed his outrage by tweeting a comment from the right-wing publication Breitbart, which called the “elitist snobs in the fashion press” and Trump added that Melania is “the greatest of them all.” times’ and criticizing magazines as ‘fake news’.

Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour (pictured with the Trumps in 2005) suggested that she was not interested in Mrs. Trump returning as First Lady for another cover shoot.

Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour (pictured with the Trumps in 2005) suggested that she was not interested in Mrs. Trump returning as First Lady for another cover shoot.

The president deeply felt the absence of Melania as a cover star, who often commented that his wife was overlooked, particularly compared to Michelle Obama, who landed cover photos for a host of magazines, including Glamour, Elle, Or The Oprah Magazine and Essence. .

Melania appeared on the cover of Vogue once, in 2005, shortly after marrying the billionaire, however Anna Wintour, who has been an outspoken critic of Trump and his administration, suggested in 2019 that she would not feature her again, telling Christiane. Amanpour: ‘Those of us who work at Conde Nast believe that you have to stand up for what you believe and you have to have a point of view.’

Melania’s former spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, responded by insisting that being “on the cover of Vogue does not define Mrs. Trump”, adding that she had “been there, long before she was First Lady”.

In January, then-vice president-elect Kamala Harris appeared on the cover of the fashion magazine, which ran two versions of her cover.

In January, then-vice president-elect Kamala Harris appeared on the cover of the fashion magazine, which ran two versions of her cover.

In January 2021, then Vice President-elect Kamala Harris appeared on the cover of the fashion magazine, which published two versions of her cover.

When Vice President Kamala Harris appeared on the magazine’s cover in January 2021, there was controversy after the magazine made the decision to change her chosen image to another photo at the last minute.

Hillary Clinton became the first wife of a president to pose on the cover of Vogue in 1998, when she was photographed by Leibovitz for the magazine.

Hillary Clinton became the first wife of a president to pose on the cover of Vogue in 1998, when she was photographed by Leibovitz for the magazine.

Harris’s debut for the magazine sparked outrage when it was published with hundreds of social media users attacking Vogue and Wintour, accusing them of “lightening” the vice president-elect’s skin in the images.

Harris had thought her preferred image, showing the vice president-elect in a light blue suit, would be used on the cover, saying she only learned that the more “casual” photo of her in Converse Chuck Taylors had been swapped. . as soon as the cover was leaked online.

Despite the backlash, Harris said she hoped the cover would serve as an “inspiration” for people of all genders, races and ages, and show that “your dreams are attainable”.

Months later, in August 2021, Jill Biden shot the cover, complete with a lengthy profile that praised her as ‘a goddess’ and ‘a joy multiplier’.

The issue featured a 6,000-word profile on her, as well as several stunning White House photos taken by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, who also photographed former First Ladies Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton as they posed for their own magazine covers. . .

In it 6000 Word Profile, Biden describes himself in saccharine terms: ‘a joy multiplier’, ‘a goddess’, ‘driven, tireless, effortlessly popular, but also someone who reminds us of ourselves’ and ‘a very stylish person who even in jeans and a cashmere sweater over unbuttoned chambray looks totally put together.’

Her appearance on the cover of the magazine saw her following in the footsteps of her close friend Michelle, who posed on the cover of Vogue three times during her husband Barack Obama’s presidency, a point that sparked the fury of Donald Trump and Republicans, who questioned why Melania never received the honor during her time as First Lady.

But Melania shouldn’t feel too left out: Former first lady Laura Bush and her mother-in-law, Barbara Bush, also didn’t appear on the covers of the fashion magazine.

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