Melania Trump’s rep fires back at Anna Wintour for hinting that she won't have her on the cover: 'She's been there done that'
It appears that First Lady Melania Trump is upset with Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour after she implied in a recent interview with CNN that Mrs. Trump would not be featured in the magazine cover anytime soon. Melania Trump’s spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham slammed Wintour's comments and said that Melania did not need to be on the cover of a "superficial" cover to be important.
"To be on the cover of Vogue doesn’t define Mrs. Trump, she’s been there, done that long before she was First Lady," Grisham reportedly said in a statement. "Her role as First Lady of the United States and all that she does is much more important than some superficial photo shoot and cover. This just further demonstrates how biased the fashion magazine industry is, and shows how insecure and small-minded Anna Wintour really is."
Melania had appeared on the cover of the fashion magazine back in 2005 when she had married the then reality star, playboy and businessman Donald Trump but hasn't been given space on the cover after she became First Lady. The cover featured a young Melania in a couture gown and a veil, grinning with her hands on her hips. The blurb on the cover said, "Donald Trump's new Bride". Granted, at the time there was no way in the foreseeable future that the Trumps would move into the White House. But times have changed and so has Vogue.
The magazine has featured some of the prominent female figures in politics recently, profiling the likes of Democrat Kamala Harris and Stormy Daniels for its issues. Former First lady Michelle Obama has been on the cover three times when the Obamas were at the White House and the magazine has also featured the likes of Hillary Clinton on the cover. Wintour, when asked what she was trying to say "by profiling a Michelle Obama or Kamala Harris, or even a Stormy Daniels" in her magazine, she answered, "If you’re talking about the first lady [Michelle Obama] or Senator [Kamala] Harris, obviously these are women that we feel are icons and inspiring to women from a global perspective. I also feel even more strongly now that this is not a time to try — and I think one has to be fair, one has to look at all sides — but I don’t think it’s a moment not to take a stand."
"You have to stand up for what you believe in and you have to take a point of view," she added. "We profile women in the magazine that we believe in, the stand that they’re taking on issues, we support them in the fact that we feel that they are leaders."