While former First Lady Melania Trump once graced the publication during her time as a model, she was snubbed after entering the White House. Her husband recently said that he knows the reason why.
According to She Knows, former President Donald Trump told podcast host Megyn Kelly earlier this month that his wife was excluded for political reasons.
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"Can you believe it? Can you believe it? She was on the cover of Vogue before she met me," the former president pointed out to Kelly.
"But once I said I’m running for president, that was, that was the end of the cover," Trump recalled before adding, "And it’s so sad. But she doesn’t care."
"She’s been on the cover of the magazines for a long time, and she was on the cover of Vogue before. And she was actually very friendly with [Vogue editor] Anna Wintour. But once I ran for politics, that was the end of that. And that’s OK," he remarked.
People magazine reported that Mrs. Trump discussed her exclusion by Vogue during an appearance on "Fox & Friends Weekend" in April of last year.
At one point in the interview, co-host Pete Hegseth noted how former First Lady Hillary Clinton was on the magazine's cover once and Mrs. Obama made three separate appearances.
"Yet with your business background and your fashion background and your beauty, never on the cover of Vogue. Why the double standard?" he asked.
The former first lady replied by complaining that the magazine is politically "biased," complaining, "They have likes and dislikes, and it's so obvious."
Meanwhile, former President Trump also recently discussed the role that the former first lady will have in his campaign.
Trump told NBC host Kristen Welker on Thursday that his wife is set to appear on the campaign trail "pretty soon," stressing that she will show up "when it's appropriate."
"She's a private person, a great person, a very confident person and she loves our country very much. And honestly, I like to keep her away from it. It’s so nasty and so mean," he remarked.