Melania Trump trolled after Fauci scores fashion magazine cover before first lady: 'She has nothing to offer'
Dr. Anthony Fauci might not be receiving any love from the White House, but he is receiving more than enough adoration from the media as it was announced that Instyle Magazine’s September issue would have him on the cover. This led many to question on Twitter how the expert on infectious diseases ended up bagging a cover for a dashion magazine ahead of the first lady - a former model.
“How did Anthony Fauci end up on the cover of InStyle magazine before Melania Trump?” a social media user named Charlie Kirk tweeted, which soon went viral, with many commented their views on why the FLOTUS, who is considered an epitome of grace and fashion for many, never managed to feature on any magazine covers since President Donald Trump took office.
“It's not a liberal plot, they just want to sell magazines and she's... just someone. Her only accomplishment in life is marrying Trump, after all,” one commented, while another commented, “Because he has style and it’s not a smut magazine." A third said: “Well, most likely because Melania Trump (Laughter) has nothing to offer them, while Doctor Fauci can speak to the fears and concerns their readers must ALL now have after the [virus] has raged across the failed red states."
However, there were those who spoke out in favor of the mother-of-one. “She's beautiful and elegant and would be a credit to any magazine smart enough to feature her,” one commented, while another said. “Because physical media is dead, and the only way they can have a chance to remain relevant is to become political, usually on the left."
It was reported earlier that photographer Frankie Alduino went to Fauci's house to shoot the cover. Fauci wore a button-down shirt, black pants, brown leather shoes, and shades for the shoot. The shoot took place at the poolside and he also gave an interview to Norah O’Donnell for the feature. During the interview, Fauci was asked how long he could see himself working at National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID); he confidently replied that he had no plans of quitting in the agency in the coming years.
“I don’t see any termination within the near future because I judge [my career] by my energy and my effectiveness,” he said. “And right now, with all due modesty, I think I’m pretty effective. I certainly am energetic. And I think everybody thinks I’m doing more than an outstanding job. I have a wife with incredibly good judgment, who will probably give me the signal when it’s time to step down. But I don’t think we’re anywhere near that right now.”
As for how he kept himself so fit even at the age of 79, he said that because he had made exercise a “significant part of my regimen.” “Christine and I put in 3½ miles of power walking every day,” he said about his and his wife’s routine. “I used to say ‘run,’ but I don’t run very much anymore because at the end of the run, various parts of my body hurt so much. Power walking is very enjoyable and relaxing, and we look forward to it. I must say, Chris is always ahead of me because she’s faster and in better shape.”