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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