Throughout history, several first ladies – notably, Rachel Jackson, Mary Todd Lincoln, Edith Wilson, Eleanor Roosevelt and Nancy Reagan – were attacked or criticized on personal or political grounds, sometimes viciously so by newspapers, developed media, and their husbands’ political foes.
Mainstream media continues to be shamefully biased, fake and unprofessional–especially when it comes to the beautiful Melania Trump.
Why did Vogue not want Mrs. Trump on the cover of their magazine while she was our First Lady?
It was a dirty game of disrespect and media politics.
🔹Five months into Joe Biden’s White House residency, Jill Biden appeared on the cover.
🔹Former First Lady Michelle Obama was on the cover three times.
🔹Hilary Clinton was on the cover during her time as the first lady.
🔹Vice President Kamala Harris was on the cover before even being sworn in.
Unlike Melania Trump, none of these ladies had modeled before.
During Donald J. Trump’s presidency, the White House itself proudly listed the first lady’s previous credits, noting: “She has graced the covers of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, British GQ, Ocean Drive, Avenue, In Style, and New York Magazine. Her major layouts include the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Allure, Vogue, Self, Glamour, Vanity Fair, and Elle.”
It was obvious before President Trump’s spectacular inauguration, mainstream media would be vicious, shameful and disrespectful. When asked about their double standard, especially with Melania having a background in business and fashion, she responded:
“They’re biased and they have likes and dislikes, and it’s so obvious. And I think American people and everyone sees it. It was their decision, and I have much more important things to do — and I did in the White House — than being on the cover of Vogue.”
The contemptible media, including liberal fashion publications, showed their bias by pulling out all the stops for Michelle Obama when she served as first lady from 2009 to 2017.
During her husband’s eight-year presidency, Michelle appeared on at least 30 U.S. magazine covers, three of which were Vogue. She also appeared twice on the covers of Essence magazine, Time magazine, More magazine and Glamour magazine. Other covers included Redbook, InStyle, and Radar,
During her tenure as first lady, Melania only graced one magazine cover — Vanity Fair Mexico — just in her first month at the White House in February 2017
“If the Trumps were Democrats, Melania would be on every cover of every chic women’s magazine in the world every month,” notable actor James Woods tweeted (and subsequently retweeted over 20,000 times by those who agree with him).
Woods was one of a handful of celebrities to defend the first lady as it was standard practice for media pundits, editors and commentators to belittle, criticize, or undermine Mrs. Trump.
Compared to their glowing coverage of Michelle Obama (and continuing to today), the press were like wicked stepsisters treating Melania like a torn and downtrodden Cinderella.
It is ironic, since Mrs. Trump is a mother, businesswoman and former high fashion model who has been nothing but poised and gracious on the global stage as our First Lady.
Even NBC News’ own media analyst Claire Atkinson, during Trump’s tenure said that there was “a clear reluctance among editors to put themselves in the cross-hairs of the culture wars” by featuring Melania— despite her stature as a versatile and engaged public figure who speaks five languages and has consistently higher favorability ratings than any previous First Lady (except for Jackie Kennedy).
Melania spent considerable time visiting service members, children’s hospitals, immigration facilities, newborn intensive care units, and drug abuse treatment centers.
🔹She participated in Toys for Tots drives.
🔹She accompanied her husband in welcoming many foreign heads of state to the White House.
🔹She visited hurricane devastated areas along with the President, and supported recovery efforts there.
🔹She attended state funerals.
🔹She comforted the families of mass shooting events, and thanked in person our first responders.
🔹She was the principle mover behind an effort to get young people to be more civil to each other, especially online, where incivility and bullying is rampant.
Basically mainstream media coverage of her efforts were ignored, or they focused on humiliation and trivial matters. They criticize her clothes, her shoes, sometimes even her accent. Rather than commend her for trying to get children to be more civil to each other online, they were relentless to criticize her along the way.
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Go Melania! I think she even beats Jackie Kennedy, in her own way, and I love Jackie. The candids of the other faction are sublime. Really gets the point across.
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I enjoy these pictorial articles because it doesn’t take so much energy (interviewing, researching, verifying, meeting, writing) and they are a nice respite now and then.
I liked Jackie Kennedy (actually saw her the day before JFK’s assassination) a lot. I agree, Melania is my favorite 1st Lady.
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Melanie is the Bridge Between the U.S. and Russia. My ancestry on my father’s side is from Eastern Europe, and dates back to the early 1900s, I’m only the 2nd Generation Born here. On my mother’s side, according to my wife’s research, my mother’s family came from Wales, England, Ireland, and Scotland (my DNA Test for heritage shows both lineages clearly) and dates back through the U.S. Civil War (there is a Civil War Hat; originally worn by a relative; in the family given to the oldest son), and back to the Revolutionary War, supposedly having relatives that fought in each one.
We have relatives in Eastern Europe that my wife communicates with. Same name, some research on heritage seems to have at least loosely confirmed their relations. They don’t speak English, we don’t speak their language, but Translation Facilities on FaceBook makes it possible (I don’t have FaceBook, my wife does).
Pittsburgh has many people of Eastern European and Russian Heritage.
My wife and I delight in watching this YouTube Show, it’s from Russia. He speaks broken English and Russian, she speaks Russian, Broken English, and a few more languages, she isn’t a native Russian so one language is her birth area.
WE ARE IN A WHOLESALE STORE
We have been watching them since before their Daughter (shown) was born. Mind you, it’s a College Town, he does meditation as a business helping others, and I’m sure there are Detroit areas of Russia, but so much of what they do is identical to our lives. Cars, TV, Entertainment, Russia is not what they used to be, and tragically neither is the U.S., only Russia has improved and we have an oppressive govt. But alliance between the U.S. and Russia, trade wise, would bring Unique Products to our shelves, would support either country manufacturing for export, and would begin to marginalize China.
Melanie (from Ukraine) is the eloquent Bridge Between both Nations. It may sound contradictory at this time, but Russian allied Ukrainians (various regions) have had a hard time with the Ukrainian Govt.
In any case, Religion, Customs, Holidays, etc., we have much more in common with Russians than Chinese.
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Totally agree. Hard to believe the propaganda taking place here to aid our politician’s money laundering schemes and kickbacks with Ukraine. I feel very sorry for the citizens but mainly those being oppressed by their own leaders.
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