Never content to miss an opportunity to heap scorn upon her perceived ideological enemies, Joy Behar of ABC’s The View trained her bottomless rage on former first lady Melania Trump, attacking her over a recent interview in which she discussed anti-Republican bias among mainstream media outlets such as Vogue magazine, as Fox News reports.
Behar’s catty tirade came in the wake of Mrs. Trump’s sit-down with Fox’s Pete Hegseth that debut over the weekend, one in which she was asked, as the Washington Examiner noted, about the perplexing fact that she was not asked to appear on the aforementioned fashion bible’s cover during her time in the White House.
“The media, take Vogue for example – five months into Joe Biden’s presidency, [first lady] Jill Biden’s on the cover. [Vice President] Kamala Harris is on the cover before she’s even sworn in. Hillary Clinton was on the cover when she was first lady, Michelle [Obama] was on the cover three times,” Hegseth began.
“Yet with your business background and your fashion background and your beauty, never on the cover of Vogue. Why the double standard? Hegseth asked Trump, to which she bluntly replied, “They’re biased and they have likes and dislikes, and it’s so obvious.”
Trump continued, “And I think the American people and everyone sees it. …I have much more important things to do – and I did in the White House – than being on the cover of Vogue.”
Mrs. Trump’s statement of a truth glaringly apparent to all but the most hardened partisans apparently lit a fire under Behar, who angrily asked, “What did she do? She turned that beautiful Rose Garden into a cemetery. That’s one thing she did,” in an apparent reference to the then-first lady’s work redesigning and increasing handicap accessibility to an especially historic part of the White House complex.
Guest panelist Stephanie Grisham, former chief of staff to Mrs. Trump, answered Behar’s query by saying, “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.”
Grisham added that Trump should have been offered the Vogue cover (perhaps because the wives of every Democrat president in recent history have received and accepted that honor), but that opinion only seemed to spur greater venom from Behar, who said, “We’ve seen a lot of photographs online, though,” a snarky nod to some racy shoots for which the future first lady posed before her marriage, while she worked as a fashion model.
“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,” Grisham added, rightly acknowledging the obvious, but doing so in a tone that was unnecessarily and quite unfortunately deferential to the preternaturally unhinged Behar.