Melania Trump responds to Anna Wintour's Vogue cover comments

A spokesperson for Melania Trump responded to Anna Wintour broadly seeming to suggest that she would not be putting the current first lady on the cover of Vogue in a recent interview.

While discussing the politics of the magazine with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour last week, the Vogue editor-in-chief did not explicitly say that Trump would not be on the cover of the magazine, but when reached for comment, Trump’s office interpreted the quotes as such. 

“To be on the cover of Vogue doesn’t define Mrs. Trump, she’s been there, done that long before she was first lady,” Stephanie Grisham, spokeswoman for Melania Trump, said in comments first obtained by Fox and later shared with HuffPost via email on Monday, emphasizing that Trump was currently visiting the Ft. Bragg military base.

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Businessman Donald Trump (L) and Anna Wintour editor in chief of Vogue attend the men's final at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in Flushing Meadows, New York, September 11, 2005.
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: Anna Wintour, Anthony Weiner and Ivanka Trump attend the 2015 amfAR New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on February 11, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Tachman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - OCTOBER 23: (L-R) Anna Wintour, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump attend The Fashion Group International 'NIGHT OF STARS' 2008 Gala: The Alchemists at Cipriani Wall Street on October 23, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by BILLY FARRELL/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Ivana Trump and Vogue Editor Anna Wintour attend Chanel Presents 'Off The Street' Fashion Show on September 12, 1991 at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - JUNE 9: (L-R) Donald Trump, Melania Trump, Michael Kors and Anna Wintour attend VOGUE and AERIN LAUDER host a party for MICHAEL KORS at Jean-George in the West Village on June 9, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Billy Farrell/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - JUNE 9: (L-R) Donald Trump, Gemma Ward, Anna Wintour, Michael Kors and Melania Trump attend VOGUE and AERIN LAUDER host a party for MICHAEL KORS at Jean-George in the West Village on June 9, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Billy Farrell/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 7: (L-R) Melania Trump, Donald Trump, Anna Wintour and John Demsey attend MAC Cosmetics Hosts Launch Party for Andre Leon Talley's Book, ALT 365 at LaGrenouille on June 7, 2005 in NYC. (Photo by Neil Rasmus/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: (L-R) Model and Donald Trump's fiance, Melania Knauss and Vogue Editor in Chief, Anna Wintour attend the J Mendel Spring 2005 fashion show during Olympus Fashion Week Spring 2005, September 13, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - OCTOBER 23: Ivanka Trump and Anna Wintour attend The Fashion Group International 'NIGHT OF STARS' 2008 Gala: The Alchemists at Cipriani Wall Street on October 23, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by BILLY FARRELL/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - MAY 2: (L-R) Jacqui Getty, Nicole Kidman, Karl Lagerfeld, Anna Wintour and Melania Trump attend The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Spring 2005 Benefit Gala celebrating the exhibition 'Chanel.' at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Billy Farrell/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 01: Donald Trump, Marla Maples, and Anna Wintour (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Ivana Trump and Anna Wintour during 'Off the Street' Citizens' Commitee for Children of New York Presented by Chanel - September 12, 1991 at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
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“Her role as first lady of the United States and all that she does is much more important than some superficial photo shoot and cover,” Grisham continued. “This just further demonstrates how biased the fashion magazine industry is, and shows how insecure and small-minded Anna Wintour really is.” 

In their interview, Amanpour called the Vogue EIC “overtly political” when it comes to profiles. 

“I also feel even more strongly now that this is a time to try and ― I think that one has to be fair, one has to look at all sides ― but I don’t think it’s a moment not to take a stand. I think you can’t be everything to everybody,” Wintour said.

“And I think that is a time when we live in a world where, as you would well know, of fake news,” the editor-in-chief added. “I believe and I think that those of us that work at Conde Nast believe that you have to stand up for what you believe in and you have to take a point of view.” 

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Vogue Editor Anna Wintour attends Diana Vreeland Memorial Tribute on November 6, 1989 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
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Voge Editor Anna Wintour attends the screening party for 'Awakenings' on December 17, 1990 at the Pierre Hotel in New York City.
Vogue Editor Anna Wintour attends 12th Annual Burden Awards Honoring Yasmin Aga Khan on December 2, 1991 at Rainbow Room in New York City.
Anna Wintour and David Schaffer (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
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Anna Wintour during Anna Wintour Sighting at the Conde Nast Building - August 21, 1989 at Conde Nast Building in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 17: Anna Wintour (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
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UNITED STATES - MARCH 17: Anna Wintour (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
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Anna Wintour during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Show and Cocktail Party at Paramount Hotel in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Anna Wintour during 7th On Sale AIDS Fashion Photo Session - July 19, 1990 at 7th Avenue in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Anna Wintour during New York City Ballet Spring Gala - May 1, 1990 at NY State Theater Lincoln Center in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 17: Anna Wintour (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 17: Anna Wintour (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
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Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld wearing tuxedo w. large bow tie & holding hand fan, posing w. VOGUE publisher Anna Wintour at the 12th annual Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards ceremony, at Lincoln Ctr. (Photo by Robin Platzer/Twin Images/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY - NOVEMBER 19: Vogue editor Anna Wintour and actress Mary Tyler Moore attend the Opening Night Gala and Reception of the 95th Season of the New York City Ballet Featuring Peter Martins' 'A Musical Offering' on November 19, 1991 at New York State Theater, Lincoln Center in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Anna Wintour and husband David Schaffer (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
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Anna Wintour during PEN American Center Gala Honors Arthur Miller at Lincoln Center in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Anna Wintour (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Anna Wintour Attends A Mario Testino 'Portraits' Book Launch Party At London'S National Portrait Gallery. (Photo by Justin Goff\UK Press via Getty Images)
Anna Wintour and Andre Leon Talley at the 20th Annual American Fashion Awards at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center in New York City. 06/14/2001. Photo: Evan Agostini/ImageDirect
Vogue Editor Anna Wintour arrives at the 'Moulin Rouge' film premiere at The Paris Theater in New York City. 04/17/2001. Photo: Evan Agostini/ImageDirect
Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour at Barney's, New York City, 1999. (Photo by Rose Hartman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 17: Vogue editor Anna Wintour (C) uses a cellular telephone as she arrives at the Diane von Furstenberg Spring/Summer 2003 collection show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week September 17, 2002 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Peyton/Getty Images)
Anna Wintour during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring Collections 2003 - Carolina Herrera Show - Front Row at Bryant Park in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 24: Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour attends the Fashion Group International Presents The 19th Annual Night Of Stars Honoring 'The Provcateurs: Those Who Dare' on October 24, 2002 in New York City. (Photo by Keith Bedford/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 10: (PEOPLE, IN TOUCH OUT UNTIL FEB. 18, 2003) Anna Wintour attends the Oscar De La Renta fashion show for the Fall/Winter 2003 Collection at The Pavillion in Bryant Park during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week February 10, 2003 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)
Anna Wintour (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
Anna Wintour (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
NEW YORK - APRIL 28: (U.S. TABS AND HOLLYWOOD REPORTER OUT) Vogue Magazine editor Anna Wintour arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala sponsored by Gucci April 28, 2003 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
Anna Wintour during The 2003 CFDA Fashion Awards - Arrivals at The New York Public Library in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
Anna Wintour during 2004 Costume Institute Gala Dangerous Liaisons - Inside at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/WireImage)
Derek Lam and Anna Wintour during Olympus Fashion Week Spring 2005 - Derek Lam - Backstage and Front Row at Industria Studios in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by J. Countess/WireImage)
Anna Wintour during Ann Taylor 50th Anniversary Celebration with Vogue at Chelsea Art Museum in New York City, NY, United States. (Photo by Robin Platzer/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour is seen during the Olympus Fashion Week Spring 2005 at Bryant Park September 13, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Bowers/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 11: Anna Wintour attends the Derek Lam Fall 2005 fashion show during Olympus Fashion Week February 11, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images)
CULVER CITY, CA - MARCH 20: Vogue Magazine Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour is seen around smashbox during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios March 20, 2005 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Katy Winn/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 9: Vogue magazine editor-in-chief Anna Wintour at the Tommy Hilfiger Spring 2006 fashion show during Olympus Fashion Week at Bryant Park September 9, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
Anna Wintour during 2005 CFDA Fashion Awards - Inside Arrivals at New York Public Library in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
Anna Wintour, Co-Chair of the 'AngloMania' Costume Institute Gala (Photo by Michael Loccisano/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - JUNE 01: Fashion editor Anna Wintour attends the Fresh Air Fund's 'Salute To American Heroes' annual spring gala at Tavern on the Green June 01, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 08: Hamish Bowles (R) and Anna Wintour attend a special VIP Performance by The Raconteurs at the Prada Epicenter store on September 8, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)
Anna Wintour during 'Scoop' New York Screening - July 26, 2006 at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - MAY 07: Fashion editor Anna Wintour oattends the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala 'Poiret: The King Of Fashion' at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Anna Wintour (Photo by Jemal Countess/WireImage for GAP Public Relations)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 12: Anna Wintour attends the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2008 Donna Karan Collection at 711 Greenwich Street on September 12, 2007 in New York City (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
LONDON - SEPTEMBER 18: Anna Wintour arrive at the The Golden Age Of Couture party at the V&A on September 18, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON - SEPTEMBER 18: Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of American Vogue, arrives at the Isabella Blow Tribute at Guards Chapel on September 18, 2007 in London, England. The magazine editor and international style icon died at the age of 48 in May. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MAY 05: Editor-in-chief of American Vogue Anna Wintour arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala, Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy, held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
PARIS - JULY 01: Anna Wintour leaves the Christian Lacroix Haute Couture Autumn Winter 2008 fashion show on July 1, 2008 in Paris, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)
MILAN, ITALY - JUNE 23: Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of American Vogue, attends Tom Ford Boutique Opening during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2009 on June 23, 2008 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 23: Anna Wintour attends the Fashion Group International 2008 Night of Stars Awards gala at Cipriani Wall Street on October 23, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Marcel Thomas/FilmMagic)
PARIS - MARCH 05: Anna Wintour leaves the Balenciaga Ready-to-Wear A/W 2009 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week on March 5, 2009 in Paris, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)
MILAN, ITALY - MARCH 02: Anna Wintour attends the Extreme Beauty In Vogue party at the Palazzina della Ragione during Autumn/Winter 2009 on March 2, 2009 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
NEW YORK - MAY 04: Anna Wintour attends 'The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK - MAY 4: Editor-in-chief of American Vogue Anna Wintour speaks to reporters at 'The Model As Muse: Embodying Fashion' Costume Institute Gala preview at The Metropolitan Museum of Art May 4, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JUNE 2: Editor-in-chief of American Vogue Anna Wintour attends the Gordon Parks Foundation's Celebrating Fashion Awards Gala at Gotham Hall June 2, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MAY 18: Anna Wintour attends the 69th annual American Ballett Theatre spring gala at The Metropolitan Opera House on May 18, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/WireImage)
President and Cheif Merchandising Office Ron Frasch, Editor-In-Cheif of Vogue Anna Wintour and Saks Fifth Avenue Chairman and CEO Steve Sadove attend the launch of the new designers floor at Saks Fifth Avenue on September 9, 2009 in New York City. (Photo b
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: Editor-in-chief of Vogue Magazine Anna Wintour and Designer Narciso Rodriguez pose backstage at the Narciso Rodriguez Spring 2010 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Bryant Park on September 15, 2009 in New York, New York. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 15: Vogue creative director Grace Coddington and Editor-in-chief of American Vogue Anna Wintour attend the Zac Posen Fall 2010 Fashion Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Altman Building on February 15, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for IMG)
NEW YORK - MAY 03: Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour attends the Costume Institute Gala Benefit to celebrate the opening of the 'American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity' exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 3, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK - APRIL 22: Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of American Vogue, attends the 45th Annual National Magazine Awards at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on April 22, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by George Napolitano/WireImage)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 07: Editor-in-Chief of Vogue, Anna Wintour attends Fashion's Night Out: The Show at Lincoln Center on September 7, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Conde Nast)
NEW YORK - AUGUST 11: Editor-in-chief of American Vogue Anna Wintour and designer Tommy Hilfiger attend the 2010 Fashion's Night Out Kick-Off press conference at City Hall - Blue Room on August 11, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Conde Nast)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: (L-R) Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour, Vogue Fashion Editor Virginia Smith, Vogue Creative Director Grace Coddington attend the Rag & Bone Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at on September 10, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Anna Wintour attends the Serena Williams Signature Statement by HSN fashion show during Style360 Spring 2015 at Metropolitan West on September 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Vogue Magazine editor-in-chief Anna Wintour is seen at the Carolina Herrera fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015 at The Theatre at Lincoln Center on September 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Anna Wintour is seen at the Diane Von Furstenberg fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015 at Spring Studios on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Anna Wintour seen after the Victoria Beckham show during New York fashion week on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Timur Emek/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 3: Anna Wintour attends Day 10 of the 2014 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 3, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 26: Anna Wintour arrives at the Arthur Ashe Stadium on Day 2 of the 2014 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 26, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 02: Anna Wintour attends the 2014 CFDA fashion awards at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on June 2, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Anna Wintour attends the 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Vogue Magazine editor-in-chief Anna Wintour attends the Vanity Fair Party during the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival at the State Supreme Courthouse on April 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 05: (L-R) Anna Wintour and Director of Communications of Louis Vuitton, Frederic Winckler attend the Louis Vuitton show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on March 5, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Rindoff Petroff/Dufour/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: Anna Wintour attends the Chloe show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on March 2, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 17: Anna Wintour arrives at Burberry Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2014 at Kensington Gardens on February 17, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Burberry)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 09: Editorial Director of Conde Nast Anna Wintour attends the International Center Of Photography's 2018 Infinity Awards on April 9, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for ICP)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Anna Wintour attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Huffington Post)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Anna Wintour attends the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 03: Anna Wintour arrives at the Alexander Wang resort fashion show at Pier 17 on June 3, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 10: Anna Wintour attends the 72nd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 10, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 13: Anna Wintour attends day eleven of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 13, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage )
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Amanpour pointed out that there have been more Democratic women featured than Republicans and pressed Wintour on the reasoning behind the move.

 

“As I said before, I think it’s very important to have a point of view,” Wintour said. “We profile women in the magazine that we believe in the stand that they’re taking on issues we support them in the fact that we feel that they are leaders.” 

 

Clinton was the first first lady to be on the cover of Vogue and later the first presidential candidate backed by Vogue. Michelle Obama herself had three covers while she was in the White House and Wintour said she “redefined the role of the First Lady.” 

 

Previously, it seemed that Wintour would give Trump a cover after her husband Donald Trump won the election and she was spotted at Trump Tower. 

 

“We have a tradition of always covering whoever is the first lady at Vogue and I can’t imagine that this time would be any different,” Wintour told the Wall Street Journal in 2017. 

 

Melania Trump has been on the cover of American Vogue before in 2005, just after her wedding to Donald Trump.

 

 

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As part of her first solo international trip as first lady, Melania visited Nairobi National Park in a white pith helmet, which drew criticism for its colonial-era past. 

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Melania Trump attended the General Debate of the 73rd session of the General Assembly at the United Nations alongside her husband. Her black dress was thought to be a slight towards President Trump as many people on the internet saw her outfit as a gesture of support for sexual assault survivors.

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The Trumps welcomed Polish President Andrzej Duda and his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda to the White House in September. The problem? Melania was wearing a wool coat while it was still 80 degrees outside. Furthermore, she didn't remove her coat while dining inside with the Polish first lady, which Twitter deemed not the best hostess tactic. 

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Melania Trump tried her hand at gardening for the second time to plant an Eisenhower Oak at the White House in August. The $4000 skirt and sky-high Louboutin heels she wore to dig soil sent the internet aflame. 

"Melania is launching her new line of Gardening Attire, accompanied by the standard 4-inch heels," joked one Twitter user. 

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FLOTUS stepped out on August 20th in Maryland to promote her Be Best initiative and discuss cyberbullying. To the event, she wore the once-controversial pussy-bow blouse -- the same style she sported during the 2016 presidential debate after the Access Hollywood leak. 

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Arguably her most controversial outfit yet, Melania sported a jacket emblazoned with the words "I Really Don't Care Do You" to visit migrant children separated from their parents in Texas. The Zara jacket retails for $39.

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Melania arrived at POTUS' State of the Union at the start of the new year in a white Dior pantsuit. Many members of Congress chose to wear black in solidarity with sexual assault survivors and in protest of the Trump administration: Melania stood out in all white. 

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Following Ivana Trump's controversial interview in October, Melania donned an emerald green shirtdress from British brand Cefinn to an official visit to Lily's Place to visit with families affected by addiction. It's the first non-profit infant recovery center in the world. 

The dress was designed by former first lady of Britain Samantha Cameron. Is she reminding everyone of her status? 

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Alongside President Trump, FLOTUS arrived in Vegas in October to pay their respects to the 50 victims of the Las Vegas shooting. Her all-black, closed-off look drew some major criticism on Twitter. 

"I'm making a public plea to Melania Trump: stop with the sunglasses (and the heels at disaster areas)," one Twitter user wrote.

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Twitter had a lot to say about this picture of FLOTUS getting down and dirty in the garden established by former first lady Michelle Obama. 

Her $1380 Balmain shirt wasn't the most appropriate choice for the event.

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Though this photo was taken at the White House Congressional Picnic in June, the Trumps tweeted a photo from the event to wish the country a happy Labor Day the following September. 

"We are building our future with American hands, American labor, American iron, aluminum and steel," POTUS wrote. Ironically, Melania's dress was designed by Mary Katrantzou, a Greek-born British designer. Twitter had *a lot* to say. 

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Off to help Hurricane Harvey victims, Melania made headlines when she boarded Air Force One in sky-high stilettos.

"God grant me the serenity not to comment on the shoes," wrote one Twitter user.

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FLOTUS turned heads in a $51,500 floral jacket by Dolce & Gabbana for the G7 summit in Italy. 

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While visiting Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust Memorial, Melania sported a white sleeveless dress. Twitter wasn't happy with her sporting bare shoulders at the memorial.

Wrote one user, "Melania cover your arms up, show some respect."

"Geez. The lambasted Michelle Obama for baring her arms and her is Melania Trump in conservative Israel with a sleeveless dress," said another. 

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Just days after President Trump landed in hot water following the leaked Access Hollywood recordings, Melania sported a pussy bow shirt to the second presidential debates.

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