Vanity Un-Fair? Trump attacks magazine over review of his restaurant
The outlet’s review of Trump Grill pulled no punches, with the headline, “Trump Grill Could Be The Worst Restaurant in America.”
Journalist Tina Nguyen described the food as, “flaccid, gray Szechuan dumplings with their flaccid, gray innards,” and “overcooked and mealy” steak, while the restaurant’s cocktails “seemed to be concocted by a college freshman experimenting in their dorm room.”
The “stingy” decor also displeased Nguyen, who described a number of paintings on the wall looking like “they were bought from Home Goods.”
The review was published Wednesday, and on Thursday Trump took to Twitter to seek revenge.
Has anyone looked at the really poor numbers of @VanityFair Magazine. Way down, big trouble, dead! Graydon Carter, no talent, will be out!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 15, 2016
Trump took a familiar line of attack to his previous outbursts, accusing Vanity Fair of having “poor numbers” while also targeting its editor Graydon Carter, claiming he has “no talent.”
Curiously, Carter and Trump have had a long-standing beef going back more than 25 years.
Trump was so offended by Carter referring to him as a “short-fingered vulgarian” in Spy magazine in the ’80s that Trump continues to send Carter images of himself with his hands circled, to prove that his fingers are not tiny, Carter says.
“I almost feel sorry for the fellow,” the editor wrote in 2015, “because to me, the fingers still look abnormally stubby.”
Vanity Fair is the latest of a long list of media outlets to feel Trump’s Twitter wrath.
On Monday, Trump attacked both ‘NBC Nightly News’ and CNN in the one tweet, describing the networks as “so biased, inaccurate and bad.”
CNN has been a particular target for Trump. On Saturday, he accused the network of reporting “fake news” while in late November, he went after CNN’s Senior Washington Correspondent, Jeff Zeleny.
Reports by @CNN that I will be working on The Apprentice during my Presidency, even part time, are ridiculous & untrue - FAKE NEWS!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 10, 2016
‘Saturday Night Live’ is another nemesis of Trump’s since the “biased” TV show featured a sketch of him, with Alec Baldwin playing the role of Trump.
I watched parts of @nbcsnl Saturday Night Live last night. It is a totally one-sided, biased show - nothing funny at all. Equal time for us?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 20, 2016
Just tried watching Saturday Night Live - unwatchable! Totally biased, not funny and the Baldwin impersonation just can't get any worse. Sad— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2016
In November, Trump described the New York Times as “failing” on more than one occasion.
I cancelled today's meeting with the failing @nytimes when the terms and conditions of the meeting were changed at the last moment. Not nice— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 22, 2016
The failing @nytimes just announced that complaints about them are at a 15 year high. I can fully understand that - but why announce?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 22, 2016
Trump’s frequent angry tweets have drawn criticism from those who question how he has the time, given that he has chosen to forgo attending national security briefings.
If the press would cover me accurately & honorably, I would have far less reason to "tweet." Sadly, I don't know if that will ever happen!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 5, 2016