today in trump
The president-elect of the United States took aim at Vanity Fair magazine Thursday morning after the publication gave his restaurant a blisteringly negative review. "Has anyone looked at the really poor numbers of @VanityFair Magazine," Trump asked in his first tweet of the day. "Way down, big trouble, dead! Graydon Carter, no talent, will be out!"
Trump's ire appeared to have been sparked solely by a negative review of Trump Grill that Vanity Fair ran on Wednesday. The article, titled "Trump Grill Could Be the Worst Restaurant in America," panned the establishment as serving "rich-man slop."
"The steak came out overcooked and mealy, with an ugly strain of pure fat running through it, crying out for A.1. sauce (it was missing the promised demi-glace, too)," the review reads in one particularly generous paragraph. "The plate must have tilted during its journey from the kitchen to the table, as the steak slumped to the side over the potatoes like a dead body inside a T-boned minivan."
But before anyone accuses Trump of being thin-skinned, he might have simply felt he was overdue to publicly disparage Vanity Fair. In fact, by Trump's judgment, Vanity Fair has been dying since at least 2011:
Indeed, four minutes after hitting Vanity Fair, Trump had already moved on. "Thank you to Time Magazine and Financial Times for naming me 'Person of the Year,'" he wrote in his follow-up tweet. "A great honor!"