President Donald Trump couldn’t help but involve himself in the latest micro-controversy brewing in the media-political landscape. On Dec. 23, Conde Nast-owned Vanity Fair magazine posted a satirical end-of-year video suggesting six New Year’s resolutions for Hillary Clinton.
Some objected to the suggestions, which were meant as a joke, and the magazine ended up apologizing for the video, saying that it “was an attempt at humor and we regret that it missed the mark.”
On Thursday, Trump jumped into the fray and fired back at the magazine, which he has long despised owing to his acrimonious relationship with recently departed editor Graydon Carter.
“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. (“Crooked H” is Hillary Clinton.)
Trump then suggested that Conde Nast artistic director and Vogue editor Anna Wintour “was all set” to be ambassador to the United Kingdom in a Clinton presidency. Trump said that Wintour “is beside herself in grief & begging for forgiveness!”
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
Conde Nast and Vanity Fair have not yet addressed Trump’s latest barb against the magazine, which could escalate a controversy that has started to get traction across conservative media platforms.