President Donald Trump used his Twitter account to weigh in on a satirical video released by Vanity Fair this week that suggested failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton “take up a new hobby in 2018.”
Vanity Fair’s Twitter account posted the video as part of a series in which staffers on the magazine’s team, with a glass of wine in hand, give politicians six New Year’s resolutions. Previous videos targeted President Donald Trump and White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
The video received backlash from liberals who were outraged that the left-leaning magazine would make fun of Clinton in such a demeaning, sexist manner. The magazine suggested hobbies for Clinton to start in 2018, including “volunteer work, knitting, improv comedy — literally anything that will keep you from running again.”
The publication apologized for the video, saying in a Wednesday statement that it was an attempt at humor that “missed the mark.”
After the video became the target of a wave of backlash on Twitter, it soon appeared on the “Fox & Friends” morning show and Fox News host Sean Hannity’s nightly program. Trump is said to watch both shows.
“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,” Trump tweeted. “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!”
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
“Has anyone looked at the really poor numbers of @VanityFair Magazine,” Trump tweeted last year, referencing the magazine’s former editor. “Way down, big trouble, dead! Graydon Carter, no talent, will be out!”
Wintour is the editor-in-chief of Vogue, not Vanity Fair. However, she is also the artistic director of parent company Conde Nast, which publishes both titles. She was an outspoken champion of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election.
This is the Vanity Fair video the Left wants banned from twitter
Be a shame if it went viral pic.twitter.com/3WcuKmuRyq
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) December 28, 2017
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