Donald Trump Claims There Was Only One Reason Why Melania Wasn’t on the Cover of Vogue

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Remember back in Trump’s term as President, when people were split on former First Lady Melania Trump not being on the cover of Vogue, despite being the First Lady at the time and a former model? Well, former US President Donald Trump recently claimed that she didn’t care that she wasn’t on the cover (despite other claims saying otherwise). Not only that, he may have slipped in the reason why (or at least, why he thinks she wasn’t on the cover).

During his talk last week with Megyn Kelly on The Megyn Kelly Show, Kelly asked how Donald felt about Biden’s White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre possibly getting a Vogue cover, but not Melania.

“Can you believe it? Can you believe it? She was on the cover of Vogue before she met me,” he responded. “But once I said I’m running for president, that was, that was the end of the cover.”

He added, “And it’s so sad. But she doesn’t care. She’s been on the cover of the magazines for a long time, and she was on the cover of Vogue before. And she was actually very friendly with [Vogue editor] Anna Wintour. But once I ran for politics, that was the end of that. And that’s OK.”

WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 14: U.S. First Lady Melania Trump arrives at a roundtable on sickle cell disease in the State Dining Room of the White House on September 14, 2020 in Washington, DC. The First Lady held the event “to support those affected by Sickle Cell Disease, and to reaffirm our goal of finding a cure.” (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

There’s a lot to unpack here, so let’s break it down individually.

For those who don’t remember, Vogue typically makes political figures like the First Lady be on the cover of their magazine, but they were on hiatus with this tradition when the Trumps were in office, officially snubbing Melania. While Vogue editor Anna Wintour never publicly stated why Melania was never on the cover, she’s briefly talked about it, and Melania even called the publication out for being “biased.” Per People, she said, “They have likes and dislikes, and it’s so obvious.”

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