Melania Trump is on the cover of Vanity Fair Mexico, and it could not have come at a worse time. For the past 24 hours, Donald Trump has been embroiled in a public fight with Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto over the construction of a billion dollar wall along the US-Mexican border. Trump signed an executive order for Congress to start building the wall with Mexico reimbursing American taxpayers. Trump is thinking of charging a 20% import tax on Mexican goods.
Peña who is not pleased with the announcement, fought back saying his government is not paying for the project and canceled a meeting with Trump. In light of the conflict between to the two countries, Mrs. Trump’s February cover is creating a load of drama. The concept behind the cover does not help Trump’s case either. The first lady wearing a white dress and millions of dollars worth of platinum bling is pretending to eat a string of jewels with a fork as if they were spaghetti.
According to the cover story, Barron Trump’s mother gave a lengthy interview where she spoke about her past in Slovenia, her relationship with Mr. Trump, and how Jackie Kennedy inspires her. The caption on the cover read: “Melania dish on her (turbulent) family past, the tactics for dealing with her husband and how she plans to turn herself into the new Jackie Kennedy.”
Social media is calling the cover awkward and embarrassing for the country. Many are wondering why did the magazine put Melania on the cover feasting on diamonds when a significant portion of the population is living in poverty. Others are slamming the publication for putting another white woman on its cover. Data showed that a majority of magazine covers feature white people while the country is populated with mestizo or indigenous.
Some of the tweets bashing Trump’s cover read: “worst timing in all editorial history.”
“Large proportion of Mexicans are culturally programmed [by media] to worship the fair-skinned and famous.”
Believe it or not, Donald Trump hates Vanity Fair, in December, he tweeted: “Has anyone looked at the really poor numbers of @VanityFair Magazine. Way down, big trouble, dead! Graydon Carter, no talent, will be out!”
Indeed, this is awkward.