Donald Trump slams Vanity Fair over Clinton video apology

Donald Trump slams Vanity Fair over Clinton video apology

Donald Trump slams Vanity Fair over Clinton video apology

"Vanity Fair tl;dr: Six young white people holding glasses of champagne would like Hillary Clinton to abandon her life's work and platform and just shut up".

Following the release of a video in which staffers offer New Years resolutions for Hillary Clinton, Vanity Fair has found itself mired in controversy. "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!" he tweeted.

The publication said it "missed the mark" when it published a video featuring Vanity Fair editors offering Clinton ideas for a New Years resolution.

But prior to Thursday's tweet, Trump had been publicly cordial with Wintour, who is the editor of Vogue, which like Vanity Fair is owned by Conde Nast.


In the aftermath, Vanity Fair publicly expressed regret in posting the article. He also mocked the publication, claiming it's on its "last legs". "Get someone on your tech staff to disable autofill on your iPhone so that typing in "F" doesn't become 'form exploratory committee for 2020, '" recommends one staffer, while another advises Clinton to "put away your James Comey voodoo doll" in the new year. "Volunteer work, knitting, improv comedy - literally anything to keep you from running again". But the Clinton one - particularly the mention of knitting - was criticised as sexist by some prominent social media voices, including Patricia Arquette and former Clinton adviser Peter Daou, who helped amplify the #CancelVanityFair hashtag on Twitter.

This wasn't the first time Trump has gone after Vanity Fair; he's sent dozens of tweets about former editor Graydon Carter, who led the magazine for a quarter century, over the years.

- "It's time to start working on your sequel to your book, What Happened: What the Hell Happened". When he announced his exit from Vanity Fair earlier this year, he said he'd made good use of Trump's tweets. It was there that Carter dubbed Trump a "short-fingered vulgarian", an insult that has followed the president to this day.

Carter's decades-old teases about Trump's hand size even came up during the 2016 presidential campaign.

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