A lot of people have evaded associations with Donald Trump but who would’ve thought it to extend to the former First Lady and former model Melania Trump. The Trumps have had a rather public and expressive meltdown, Donald Trump Jr and Lara Trump in particular, after Vogue’s apparent snub to Melania Trump by not featuring her on magazine cover. Adding insult to injury was Vogue that opted to feature first lady Jill Biden on the August issue of their magazine after a long hiatus, instead of featuring Biden’s predecessor Melania Trump. Apparently, it was the esteemed magazine’s tradition of featuring the first lady on its front page which went on hiatus during the Donald Trump era.
On being asked Vogue’s editor Anna Wintour never directly explained why she decided not to put Trump on the cover when her husband was in the White House but, in a 2019 interview, she did discuss how the magazine chooses political figures to appear in its pages. The fact that Jill Biden has only been First Lady for a matter of months and already achieved a coveted honor that Melania Trump was never afforded has left Trump’s offended and in a fit of angry sarcasm.
While the August issue of the fashion publication gushed endlessly over the 70-year-old First Lady in a 6,000-word profile about her, as well as several dazzling photos were taken at the White House by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz.
Donald Trump Jr didn’t hold back in spraying vitriol as he posted a photoshopped picture on Instagram of Jill Biden with singer Alice Cooper’s face on it, along with the caption: “Nailed it. Apologies to Alice Cooper”. The actual cover saw Biden in a fashionable display for her shoot, modeling a $2,690 navy blue flowered Oscar de la Renta gown and is described 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 untucked chambray looks totally pulled together.
That might as well be the case but members of the Trump family were too occupied blowing the trumpets in Melania’s favor instead of appreciating someone deserving. Wife of Donald Trump’s youngest son Eric Trump, Lara stated, “It’s too bad that we didn’t have a first lady who was a model, who was incredibly fashionable, who they could put on the cover of Vogue when Donald Trump was in office,” she said in an interview with Fox Business. “Oh wait, we did! It was Melania Trump!” while the Trump family continues to go bananas over the unfair treatment of Melania Trump they need to know not all first ladies are put on the cover of Vogue like Laura and Barbara Bush. Melania Trump has appeared on the cover of Vogue before, back in 2005, wearing her wedding dress but never as First Lady.