DONALD Trump has blasted Vanity Fair, claiming the magazine is in “big trouble.”
The President-elect took to Twitter on Thursday morning to hit out at the publication, tweeting that the media outlet is dead and that its longtime editor, Graydon Carter, has no talent.
Has anyone looked at the really poor numbers of @VanityFair Magazine, he wrote.
Way down, big trouble, dead! Graydon Carter, no talent, will be out!
Has anyone looked at the really poor numbers of @VanityFair Magazine. Way down, big trouble, dead! Graydon Carter, no talent, will be out!
Vanity Fair is one of many media outlets that have been regular critics of President-elect Trump throughout his candidacy and following his election victory.
Recently, the magazine published a review claiming that Trump Grill a steakhouse in the lobby of Manhattans Trump Tower could be the worst restaurant in America.
The allure of Trumps restaurant, like the candidate, is that it seems like a cheap version of rich, the article read, adding the restaurant reveals everything you need to know about our next president. Here are some of the reviews withering putdowns:
As my companions and I contemplated the most painless way to eat our flaccid, grey Szechuan dumplings with their flacid, grey innards ...
The restaurant features a stingy number of French-ish paintings that look as though they were bought from Home Goods.
The bathrooms transport diners to the experience of desperately searching for toilet paper at a Venezuelan grocery store.
The steak came overcooked and mealy, with an ugly strain of pure fat running through it, crying out for A.1. sauce. 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.
Renowned butcher Pat LaFrieda once dared me to eat an eyeball that he himself popped out of the skull of a roasted pig. That eyeball tasted better than the Trump Grills Gold Label Burger, a Pat LaFrieda-branded short-rib burger blend molded into a sad little meat thing, sitting in the centre of a massive, rapidly staling brioche bun, hiding its shame under a slice of melting orange cheese.
It came with overcooked woody batons called fries. How can someone mess up fries?
Indeed, it was slop. As soon as I got home, I brushed my teeth twice and curled up in bed until the nausea passed.
Years ago long before Mr Trump expressed an interest in politics Graydon Carter referred to the billionaire businessman as a short-fingered vulgarian in the now-defunct Spy magazine, which he co-founded in 1986.
Carter recently spoke out about his ongoing joke about the size of Mr Trumps hands, admitting it sparked a decades-long feud.
The tweet condemning Vanity Fair is one of several the President-elect fired off on Thursday morning. He expressed gratitude for being named Person of the Year by TIME magazine and the Financial Times, saying it was a great honour.
He also called out the media for complicating his move to the White House, and questioned Russian hackings impact on the US election.
The media tries so hard to make my move to the White House, as it pertains to my business, so complex - when actually it isn't!
If Russia, or some other entity, was hacking, why did the White House wait so long to act? Why did they only complain after Hillary lost?