Trump slams Vanity Fair for Clinton video apology
President Donald Trump slammed Vanity Fair on Thursday, one day after the publication — and frequent Trump antagonist — issued an apology for a web video that mocked Hillary Clinton.
“Vanity Fair, which looks like it is on its last legs, is bending over backwards in apologizing for the minor hit they took at Crooked H,” Trump wrote. “Anna Wintour, who was all set to be Amb to Court of St James’s & a big fundraiser for CH, is beside herself in grief & begging for forgiveness!”
Wintour is not the editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair, but rather editor-in-chief of Vogue and also artistic director for Conde Nast, which owns both Vogue and Vanity Fair.
On Wednesday, Vanity Fair apologized for its controversial “Six New Year’s Resolutions for Hillary Clinton” video.
“It was an attempt at humor and we regret that it missed the mark,” said a representative for the publication in a statement released to multiple media outlets.
On Dec. 23, the magazine tweeted a facetious video featuring six writers sipping champagne while giving the former Democratic presidential candidate advice for 2018. Their suggestions included: working on a sequel to her book What Happened called What the Hell Happened; taking more photos in the woods; and taking “up a new hobby in the new year: volunteer work, knitting, improv comedy — literally anything that will keep you from running again,” which drew the most criticism.
The video, especially the knitting suggestion, was called sexist online and started a trending topic: #CancelVanityFair.
Not everyone was irate with the Vanity Fair video, which was defended, most notably, by Tomi Lahren, who accused the political left of “selective feminism” during an appearance on Fox News.
“This a group of people, Kathy Griffin included, who thought it would be a ‘joke’ to decapitate President Trump, and pose for ‘art,'” said Lahren. “But now if we make fun of Hillary Clinton going in the woods or going to Whole Foods, suddenly that’s below the belt? I’m sorry, I don’t quite see it the way they do. I don’t expect them to change, but I love triggering them because I just get, really, a kick out of it.”
Watch Lahren’s comments below: