White House Renews Feud With Vanity Fair

Sarah Huckabee Sanders - July 21, 2017 -Getty-H 2017
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Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders went on the offensive over a Gabriel Sherman report.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders slammed Vanity Fair magazine for a report Monday that suggested Donald Trump is considering replacing Chief of Staff General John Kelly.

"I would not use Vanity Fair for much other than a coaster," Sanders said in a Tuesday morning appearance on Fox News. "I don’t think that it is a reliable source of information, and certainly not on this topic."

On Monday, Vanity Fair's Gabriel Sherman reported that "Trump has discussed choosing Kelly’s successor in recent days, asking a close friend what he thought about David Urban, a veteran Washington lobbyist and political operative who helped engineer Trump’s victory in Pennsylvania."

Representatives for the magazine did not immediately provide a response to Sanders' comments when asked by The Hollywood Reporter.

In attacking Vanity Fair on Tuesday, Sanders echoed her boss, a longtime detractor of the magazine and its former editor, Graydon Carter. 

In late December, Trump tweeted that the magazine "looks like it is on its last legs." He said that Conde Nast artistic director Anna Wintour was "begging for forgiveness" over a Vanity Fair video that some said was dismissive of Hillary Clinton.