Donald Trump Targets Vanity Fair On Twitter Over Restaurant Review


It was nice to see this morning that Donald Trump won’t be forgetting his old nemesis Graydon Carter when the real estate developer officially becomes leader of the free world next month. Today’s Twitter morsels from Trump Tower included this:

Carter’s been getting under Trump’s thin skin since way back when he ran Spy magazine.  Though Trump did not elaborate as to what triggered his latest anti-Graydon remark, most were putting their money on a piece posted to VF’s site declaring “Trump Grill Could Be The Worst Restaurant In America,” adding in a helpful bigger-picture angle, that “it reveals everything you need to know about our next president.”

The amusing catty read began, petulantly:

“Thanks to an unprecedented influx of diners, we were sitting at a wobbly overflow table outside the restaurant, in the middle of a crush of tourists, some of whom were proposing to their partners, or waiting to buy Trump-branded merchandise, or sprinting to the bathroom.”

Having gotten some of her own back with regard to her lousy table, the author turned to the actual meal:

“As my companions and I contemplated the most painless way to eat our flaccid, gray Szechuan dumplings with their flaccid, gray innards, as a campy version of ‘Jingle Bells’ jackhammered in the background, a giant gold box tied with red ribbon toppled onto us. Trump, it seemed, was already fighting against the War on Christmas.”

In case her gentle readers were left unclear of her point, the author helpfully spelled out that Donald Trump is “a poor person’s idea of a rich person,” reminding them VF-pluggingly, that Fran Lebowitz recently observed – at The Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit – “They see him. They think, ‘If I were rich, I’d have a fabulous tie like that.’” Nowhere, perhaps, does this reflection appear more accurate than at Trump Grill (which is occasionally spelled Grille on various pieces of signage).”

But Trump’s remarks about Vanity Fair weren’t his only Twitter Media Smackdown offering this morning. On the day he had scheduled a news conference to announce details of a plan to disentangle himself from Trump Organization while serving as our nation’s 45th president, Trump celebrated the cancellation of that newser by blaming it on the media:



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