Melania Trump was featured on the Vanity Fair Mexico cover amid tensions between Mexico and the United States.
Melania, the wife of President Donald Trump, is also photographed in a pose with a fork in a bowl of jewels. A line in the cover claims she is the “nueva Jackie Kennedy.”
But Vanity Fair tweeted the cover at a contentious time: it was the same day Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto canceled a meeting with President Trump over the president’s insistence that Mexico pay for a border wall.
Some users wrote that the timing was odd.
— Vanity Fair México (@VanityFairMX) January 26, 2017
“Talk about awkward timing,” one Twitter user said. “To add insult to injury for Mexico, Melania is going to appear on cover of Mexican Vanity Fair. #irony,” wrote another.
The first lady, however, didn’t do an interview with Vanity Fair. The magazine published the photos and interview from an issue of GQ magazine. GQ and Vanity Fair are both owned by Conde Nast.
Peña Nieto and Trump shared a phone call on Friday morning, which was described as “constructive and productive,” said Mexico’s government.
“The Presidents also agreed at this point not to speak publicly about this controversial issue,” the Mexican government’s statement said, NBC News reported.
The statement didn’t elaborate further.