President Trump on Thursday blasted Vanity Fair a day after the magazine apologized for a comedy video mocking 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
“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,” he tweeted, referencing his “Crooked Hillary” nickname for Clinton.
“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!” he added, alluding to the formal title for the U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom (U.K.).
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
Vanity Fair on Wednesday apologized after scores of viewers complained about its recent video jokingly offering New Year’s resolutions for Clinton.
“It was an attempt at humor and we regret we missed that it missed the mark,” the publication said of the clip, which was from Hive, its humor page.
CBS News on Thursday reported that Wintour is the editor-in-chief of Vogue, which is owned by the same publisher as Vanity Fair.
Wintour, who is a major Democratic donor and fashion mogul, also serves as artistic director for Conde Nast.
Vanity Fair posted a video online last Saturday that featured its staff members offering her humorous New Year’s resolutions.
“Take up a new hobby in the new year,” one female editor quipped. “Volunteer work, knitting, improv comedy…literally anything that will keep you from running again.”
“Get someone on your tech staff to disable autofill on your iPhone so that typing in ‘F’ doesn’t become ‘form exploratory committee for 2020,’” another writer suggested.
The footage prompted swift backlash from Clinton supporters online, with many arguing it was sexist or tone-deaf.
The clip also prompted a #CancelVanityFair hashtag to begin trending on Twitter after such prominent voices as actress Patricia Arquette derided it.