After President-elect Trump blasted Vanity Fair magazine for an unfavorable review that they did on one of his restaurants, magazine subscriptions have skyrocketed, breaking a company record.
“Has anyone looked at the really poor numbers of @VanityFair Magazine?” Trump tweeted of the magazine on Thursday.
“Way down, big trouble, dead! Graydon Carter, no talent, will be out!” he added referencing the magazine’s editor.
Has anyone looked at the really poor numbers of @VanityFair Magazine. Way down, big trouble, dead! Graydon Carter, no talent, will be out!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 15, 2016
According to a spokeswoman for the magazine, Vanity Fair has had up 13,000 new subscriptions in a single 24-hour period. This is the highest number of subscriptions sold in a single day for any Conde Nast company publication, according to the magazine.
Since the recent success, the magazine has added a banner to its website, calling itself the “magazine Trump doesn’t want you to read.”
According to AFP, the unfavorable restaurant review was written by reporter, Tina Nguyen, after a recent lunch at a bistro in Trump Tower lobby. Nguyen described the experience as “rich-man slop” under the headline “Trump Grill Could Be The Worst Restaurant in America.”
Vanity Fair is not the first in the news industry to see an increase in business, as criticism of the President-elect has led to surges for many news outlets.
The New York Times, who was one of several media outlets attacked by Trump during his presidential race, has announced an outstanding surge in digital subscriptions, as they have added more than 200,000 net subscribers since late September.
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