If there was a fight between Anna Wintour and Melania Trump, I would bet on Ms. Wintour. She’s feisty, she’s been in the fashion industry longer than Melania’s been a citizen, and she doesn’t take any sh*t from anyone.
So, why Melania had the AUDACITY to call out the Vogue editor about a CNN interview where her name was never actually mentioned is truly beyond me. She’s taking pages from her husband’s playbook, but it’s not necessary.
CNN reported on April 5, 2019, Chief International Anchor Christiane Amanpour interviewed Ms. Wintour in NYC. While on air, she discussed Vogue’s political coverage, the evolving role of women in politics, and some of the strong women, like Hillary Clinton, the fashion magazine has featured on the cover.
Melania was never mentioned in the conversation. Afterward, Melania’s spokesperson issued the following statement:
"To be on the cover of Vogue doesn’t define Mrs. Trump, she’s been there, done that long before she was First Lady. 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. Unfortunately, Mrs. Trump is used to this kind of divisive behavior."
To date, the Vogue editor hasn’t responded to the statement. But, then again, why would she?
Melania has shied away from politics. Strong statements? None. Influential Initiatives? Where are they? Policy Proposals? Please.
Melania's statement creates a problem that isn’t there – and creates drama for “dramas sake.” It also turns more scrutiny on the First Lady. If you'd like to be seen as a powerful woman in politics, then be a powerful woman in politics. (Insert shrug emoji).