NBC News reports:
First lady Melania Trump appeared to express astonishment over Vogue magazine’s decision to feature Beyoncé on the cover of its September 2018 issue and to give her editorial input, according to a secretly recorded phone conversation shared with NBC News. “Anna gave the September issue of Vogue cover — complete, complete, complete, everything — to Beyoncé,” Trump, referring to Vogue editor Anna Wintour, says in a July 2018 conversation recorded by her then-friend Stephanie Winston Wolkoff.
“She hired Black photographer,” she says. “And it’s the first Black photographer ever doing cover of Vogue.” The statement was made after Trump and Winston Wolkoff, her former friend and adviser who had previously spent a decade at Vogue, discussed the departure of top editors at the venerable fashion magazine. The September 2018 issue made history as the first one for which a Black photographer was selected to shoot its cover star.
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One thing that’s not said enough about Melania is that she’s an ignorant, bigoted, nasty piece of work, as deep as a birdbath. Imagine listening to this stuff all day. https://t.co/QxhgGs29bD
— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) October 21, 2020
Boy, all that “free Melania” crap was sure misguided. She’s as obsessively racist as her husband. https://t.co/r7XlM5CGiR
— Amanda Marcotte (@AmandaMarcotte) October 22, 2020