Donald Trump slams Vanity Fair over Clinton video apology

Saul Bowman
December 29, 2017

VANITY FAIR HAS come under criticism in the past week for a video in which it lists six New Year's resolutions for Hillary Clinton - one of which was to take up knitting.

"Vanity Fair, which looks like it is on its last legs, is bending over backwards in apologizing for the minor hit they took at Crooked H", Trump tweeted.

The video, which featured a handful of Vanity Fair staffers offering cheeky New Year's resolutions for Clinton, didn't get much attention when it was first published on December 23.

The backlash included a tweet from actress Patricia Arquette with her own proposal - stop telling women what they should or can do.

The magazine said in a statement the video was an attempt at humour that regrettably "missed the mark".

"Anna Wintour, who was all set to be Ambassador to Court of St James's and a big fundraiser for CH, is beside herself in grief and begging for forgiveness!"

While Wintour does serve as the artistic director for the publishing company, she is editor-in-chief of Vogue, not Vanity Fair.

The overarching theme of the Vanity Fair video seems to be that Clinton's resolutions should focus on a singular theme: Not to wade into politics again anytime soon.

Among the suggestions: that Clinton take up knitting, volunteer work or any hobby that would keep her from running again for president.

The clip is part of a series in which staffers give politicians resolutions for 2018. In past videos, Vanity Fair employees have jokingly advised press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to start a radio show with Bernie Sanders, in which he yells at her "in his Brooklyn accent" and she yells back "in her W.C.W. wrestling voice". "Get over your mommy issues".

Some, however, did not see the amusing side of the one-minute video.

It went over about as well as you'd expect, with many on the "triggered left" sharply criticizing the publication for it's "sexist" take on the most admired woman in the America.

So, all in all, 2017 will end as it began.

This wasn't a Hillary hit piece either, for what it's worth!

"Take up a new hobby in the new year", technology writer Maya Kosoff said in the video.

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