‘The View’ Takes Cheap Shots at First Lady Melania Trump

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The liberal co-hosts of “The View” mocked former First Lady Melania Trump after she poked Vogue for not featuring her on its cover while in office.

During an interview on Fox News, Mrs. Trump argued that the media has a liberal bias that is “so obvious.” Instead of celebrating her journey from present-day Slovenia to becoming a U.S. citizen as well as the first non-native English speaker to become First Lady, the Left mocks her over trivial issues.

Mrs. Trump was featured on the cover of Vogue in 2005, but not while she was in the White House. The media’s bias against Melania is a clear symptom of “Trump derangement syndrome,” which describes how the Left criticizes anything and anyone associated with President Donald Trump.

Democratic First Ladies Jill Biden, Michelle Obama, and Hillary Clinton were all featured on the cover. Michell Obama was featured three times. Vice President Kamala Harris was featured on the cover before she took office in 2021.

Vogue’s decision is widely believed to be politically motivated. The magazine’s editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, is a major Democratic Party supporter. The magazine’s content is accused of having a clear liberal bias.

Mrs. Trump was formerly one of the world’s top fashion models while working with numerous agencies in Milan, Paris, and New York. She told Fox News, “I had much more important things to do, and I did in the White House, than being on the cover of Vogue.”

“The View” co-host Joy Behar snapped back, “What did she do? She turned that beautiful Rose Garden into a cemetery. That’s one thing she did.”

“What did she do exactly? Honestly, I don’t care what she does. I really don’t care. Do you?” Behar said.

Guest co-host Stephanie Grisham, who worked for the former First Lady, said, “You know what, she was first and foremost a mother, and she was a good mother and prioritized her son first. I will say that, and her initiatives were important to her.”

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“What are the initiatives?” Behar asked.

“Be Best” was mentioned, which was a child-focused awareness campaign that delved into social media behavior. “Online safety, opioids, and um, just helping children with emotional intelligence, et cetera,” Grisham explained.

At one point, Behar quipped, “We’ve seen a lot of photographs online, though,” referring to how Mrs. Trump previously posed nude for several shoots in her modeling career. This created tabloid material which the Left tried to use to attack Donald Trump’s presidential campaigns.

Grisham responded, “Again, I know it’s easy to take potshots at her, and trust me, I would like to as well, but I think for this topic, there was bias there.”

“But I will also say when Vogue came to us and asked if she would do a shoot, she would only do a shoot if she could be on the cover,” Grisham explaiend.

Goldberg said magazines decide who’s on the cover and not the subjects of their stories.

“She’s a model and she knows how this works,” Goldberg said.

“She expected to be on the cover but rightfully so, she had seen all the other First Ladies on the cover, so I do get that,” Grisham said.

Co-host Sunny Hostin claimed Donald Trump was a “very unpopular president” and Vogue made a business decision.