Melania Trump Spokeswoman Responds to Vogue’s Anna Wintour: ‘Been There, Done That’

April 12, 2019 Updated: April 12, 2019

A spokeswoman for First Lady Melania Trump said she isn’t worried about being on the next cover of Vogue magazine.

“To be on the cover of Vogue doesn’t define Mrs. Trump, she’s been there, done that long before she was first lady,” Melania Trump’s spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham told Fox News on April 12.

The comment comes after Vogue editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, who was a vocal supporter of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election, suggested that Melania wouldn’t be featured in the fashion magazine.

British Editor-in-chief of American Vogue Anna Wintour in the front row during the Topshop Unique collection at London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter, Feb. 16, 2014. (Jonathan Short/Invision/AP)
British editor-in-chief of American Vogue Anna Wintour in the front row during the Topshop Unique collection at London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter, Feb. 16, 2014. (Jonathan Short/Invision/AP)

“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,” Grisham told Fox.

She said that Wintour’s comments show “how biased the fashion magazine industry is, and shows how insecure and small-minded” the Vogue editor “really is.”

“Unfortunately, Mrs. Trump is used to this kind of divisive behavior,” Grisham added.

Wintour was recently asked by CNN why the magazine features female leaders and first ladies on its fashion covers. However, Melania hasn’t been featured once on the magazine since she began residing at the White House in January 2017. Clinton and Michelle Obama, former first ladies, have been featured several times with glowing coverage.

First lady Melania Trump enters a classroom to visit with students
First Lady Melania Trump enters a classroom to visit with students at Dove School of Discovery in Tulsa, Okla., on March 4, 2019. (Patrick Semansky/AP Photo)

“You have to stand up for what you believe in and you have to take a point of view,” Wintour told the outlet. “We profile women in the magazine that we believe in the stand that they’re taking on issues we support them, we feel that they are leaders.”

“If you’re talking about the first lady [Michelle Obama] or Senator [Kamala] Harris, obviously these are women that we feel are icons and inspiring to women from a global perspective,” Wintour also said. “I also feel even more strongly now that this is not a time to try — and I think one has to be fair, one has to look at all sides — but I don’t think it’s a moment not to take a stand.”

In the interview, she again lauded Obama, who was featured three times on the cover of the magazine.

She added that people who work at Vogue parent company “Conde Nast believe that you have to stand up for what you believe in and you have to take a point of view.”

Conde Nast, owned by Advance Publications, is the parent company of The New Yorker, Wired, Vanity Fair, Pitchfork, GQ, Glamour, Bon Appétit, Ars Technica, Allure, and Reddit.

Melania was featured on Vogue’s cover in 2005 when she married Donald Trump.

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