Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Jill Biden gets Vogue cover after Trump famously complained Melania was snubbed by magazine

 After a four-year break during the Trump era, America’s First Lady is once again on the cover of Vogue, revealed Dr. Jill Biden as the magazine’s August cover star.

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Dr. Biden, 69, was shot by photographer Annie Leibovitz and profiled by journalist Jonathan Van Meter for an accompanying feature Released on sale July 20. On the cover, Dr. Biden is seen standing on the South Lawn dressed in a navy Oscar de la Renta dress.

Her appearance in the fashion magazine comes after former President Donald Trump complained that his wife Melania was not in Vogue – breaking the unofficial tradition that the US First Lady should be featured on the cover of the magazine.

It is unconfirmed why Ms Trump did not adopt the tradition, although, in a previous editor’s letter, longtime editor-in-chief Anna Wintour endorsed Joe Biden during the 2020 election. He highlighted Mr Trump’s “dishonesty” and “shocking lack of empathy”.

The snub did not go unnoticed by Donald and Melania Trump. In December 2020, Mr Trump complained about the alleged slight when he retweeted a post by Breitbart about how no US fashion magazine had invited Melania – while former First Lady Michelle Obama featured in several . apart from this. According to a leaked conversation, heard by NBC News, Ms Trump expressed confusion that Beyoncé was chosen for the cover of the September issue in 2018.

Ms. Obama was the last first woman to feature in the great American fashion magazine, when she was profiled by Van Meter in 2016 and appeared on the cover twice; in 2009 and 2012. Ms Wintour once called her “the best ambassador this country could possibly have in many ways”.

In an upcoming issue, Dr. Biden talks about what she wants to do with her platform, and how she finds it difficult to stop herself from doing more.


The many things she’s done include visiting the Navajo Nation, working with military veterans, and visiting low-level vaccine hesitation states like Tennessee, where she was enthralled by the crowd when she brought up the fact that 10 In the U.S., only three people were vaccinated against Covid-19 in the state.

In the piece, it is clear that Dr. Biden often finds the formality of the presidency uncomfortable, but is effective in communicating it.


The magazine also published photos of the less glamorous side of public service, showing her working in an executive residence, with a pencil in her mouth and eyes glued to her laptop.

Another revelation reveals that she feels that her husband’s taking up residence in the Oval Office has largely calmed the national mood.

Dr. Biden recalled, “During the campaign, I got so worried about people that they were scared. When I travel across the country now, I feel like people can breathe again.

Mr Van Meter also spoke to her husband, President Joe Biden, to whom she has been married for more than 44 years, about how the White House has affected their relationship, saying she finds it hard to go on romantic trips , as they used to .


This is Dr. Biden’s second time in the magazine, but his first time on the cover. In March 2020, she appeared during a feature on Women on the Campaign Trail. In February, Vice President Kamala Harris was featured on the cover of the magazine. 

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