In a tweet Thursday morning, President Trump pointed out Vanity Fair’s bias in apologizing for publishing something critical of Hillary Clinton. He also claimed that a Clinton victory would have made Anna Wintour the U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom. Wintour is the editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine and the artistic director for Condé Nast, the publisher of both Vogue and Vanity Fair.
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. 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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 28, 2017
It turns out, President Trump is correct. Wintour was indeed considered a front-runner for the post. According to Mike Allen, the editor of Axios, she was one of two potential options for ambassador to the U.K., along with Thomas Nides, an Obama State Department official.
The fashion mag apologized Thursday for publishing a piece that mocked Hillary Clinton’s apparent life mission to become president.
Maybe it's time for Hillary Clinton to take up a new hobby in 2018 pic.twitter.com/sbE78rA5At
— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) December 23, 2017
The article was met with exasperation from much of the legacy media. The Washington Post shrieked, “Vanity Fair staffers provide snotty, condescending life tips for Hillary Clinton.” Pro-Hillary media personalities even demanded a boycott of the publication.
The pressure campaign forced Vanity Fair to heel. “It was an attempt at humor and we regret that it missed the mark,” reads a statement from the website.
Editor’s note: This article has been updated to note that Anna Wintour is the artistic director for Condé Nast, as well as editor-in-chief of Vogue, not Vanity Fair.
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