Donald Trump blamed the editor-in-chief of Vogue for something Vanity Fair did

Donald J. Trump speaks to the media at The White House

I’ve been trying to avoid political stories this week, the last week of 2017. It wasn’t because Donald Trump was any more or less unhinged, it’s just a self-care thing on my part. Plus, Trump is spending the end of the year much as he spent the entire year: being a lazy jackass, golfing, lying, committing treason, and being stupid. He posted this tweet on Christmas:

He has literally spent every day since then golfing. He has made no public appearances and hasn’t done a stitch of work, unless you count “tweeting dumb sh-t” as “the work of the nation.” This was one of his tweets yesterday, apparently in reference to VANITY FAIR posting that stupid video where their writers offered suggestions for how Hillary Clinton should spend her 2018. Like, they suggested she shut up and take up knitting. Again, this was done by VANITY FAIR. Not Vogue. This is what Trump tweeted:

Anna Wintour is editor-in-chief of Vogue and the artistic director for all Conde Nast publications. Wintour is not in charge of the day-to-day running of Vanity Fair. Nuclear Wintour likely had no f–king idea that VF greenlighted that stupid video. But Trump never let facts get in the way of his own special brand of fake news, especially when he gets to “blame” a woman for something/anything.

A few more things… Bigly sat down with a New York Times reporter at Mar-a-Lago and whined about the Mueller investigation again:

And this sums up the year:

Anna Wintour spotted heading into the Coach fashion show in New York

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

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  1. Talie says:

    Let me guess, Anna has refused to put Melania or Ivanka on the cover of Vogue? Yep…that’s probably it.

  2. Betsy says:

    He actually truly looks like a patient in that waving picture. I don’t mean that in the pejorative; it just shocks me anew that there appears to be something terribly wrong with the President’s* mind and the GOP keeps smiling and lying.

  3. Nicole says:

    Headline: Idiot in WH tweets incomprehensible word salad about Hilary or something.
    I read in another news article that he’s tweeted the equivalent of a week. So he’s done a whole week of “work” because I’m convinced he thinks his job is to tweet nonsense that damages our relationships with everyone.
    I can’t think about this. When reflecting back on this year I get upset.

  4. Rapunzel says:

    The unhinged global warming tweet was even worse.

  5. grabbyhands says:

    Nope, a year later I still can’t believe that this is coming from the man who is president. And that people still support and celebrate it like he is some great truth teller “telling it like it is”.

    It’s bad enough that the Vanity Fair tweet is barely recognizable as English – the one above it is so painfully, nakedly insecure with the “which is happening faster than anyone anticipated!!!!”. I’m amazed that he managed not to type it in all caps.

  6. Annabelle Bronstein says:

    I’m so over the NYTimes giving Trump carte blanche to lie for thirty minutes. Let Trump give his racist, lying monologues to Breitbart and Fox. That article should never have been published.

    • Nicole says:

      NYT has proven themselves to be trash time and time again with these stories. Thinkpieces on “Nazis next door” and profiles of a trump voter with no actual critical thinking behind it. Cancelled my subscription ages ago

      • Annabelle Bronstein says:

        The ‘Nazi Next Door’ thinkpiece with ZERO context, the misogynistic treatment of HRC during both campaigns and after, whatever weird symbiotic (parasitic?) thing they have going on with Trump. I’ve read it for a long time. Im out.

      • magnoliarose says:

        The Sulzberger’s received a windfall from the tax break though they have always treated him like an outsider joke. He calls them despite what he claims because he feels important when they cover him since so many times they ignored him.

    • Nic919 says:

      I try not to read Sarah Kendzior too often because I get depressed, but she has mentioned more than once about the press being court stenographers and that is exactly what happened here. There was no need to turn into Johnny Cochran but correcting facts here and there would be part of their job. Daniel Dale of the Toronto Star laid out a cogent response on Twitter about it. Keep in mind Dale dealt with Rob Ford and he was always trying to denigrate the press and banned the Toronto Star from all press conferences.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I subscribed last year to the NYT, but this year I am thinking my money would be better spent on the Washington Post.

  7. Esmom says:

    Hey come on now, he took a little detour down the road to visit first responders. Presidenting is hard!

  8. Rapunzel says:

    And he’s now attacking the Post Office on twitter. God help us all.

    • Beth says:

      Trump made that tweet to bitch again about Amazon because the owner also owns the Washington Post and is richer than him and isn’t a supporter. Donnie isn’t a fan of WaPo.

      • Tiffany says:

        Yep. Bezos bought The Post for the sole reason of owning a newspaper and could write a check for it with no worries. The fact that his writing staff is stacked and winning Putlizer’s is just a bonus.

      • KiddVicious says:

        I’m going to have to go home and take a second shower after saying this, but I actually agree with Trump on this one. If Amazon paid the actual costs of shipping the Post Office wouldn’t be in such debt. As it is, the amount of packages created by Amazon and the cost they do pay doesn’t cover the costs of the extra people they have to hire to handle the packages.

        Plus, small business has to pay the full amount of shipping and puts them at a disadvantage. I’ll always purchase off of a company’s website and pay shipping before buying their product off Amazon.

        If Trump really wants to hurt Bezos, he should increase the import tax from China. That would shut down a majority of businesses on Amazon.

      • Rapunzel says:

        KiddVicious- don’t forget Amazon has a lot of small businesses selling as third parties. They’ll be run out of business if shipping costs go up.
        Also, you don’t actually think Amazon would stay with USPS if they raised rates, do you? They’d just turn to UPS or FedEx. USPS is screwed either way.
        Plus, Amazon is not the only big business getting shipping deals like Amazon. Amazon isn’t solely to blame for the USPS’ problems.

      • KiddVicious says:

        Rapunzel – I totally agree, the USPS has always been poorly ran, Amazon isn’t solely to blame, but they are a big contributor. They could pay more in shipping and it wouldn’t impact their bottom line. The post office in my town is an Amazon hub for the area, their volume has quadrupled yet they can’t afford to hire more people. Amazon needs to pay more of their share. (I really hate Amazon, if you can’t tell. lol )

      • Tiffany :) says:

        ” If Amazon paid the actual costs of shipping the Post Office wouldn’t be in such debt.”

        But the Post Office was in financial trouble looooooong before Amazon. The biggest problem is that the junk mail industry wants to keep a 6 day mail service. Going to 5 days of mail service would save enormous costs. Junk mailers lobby congress each time this goes up, and they always get their way.

        Additionally, in the 70s (I believe) congress passed legislation that stamps could only go up 2 cents per year. This hasn’t matched the rising costs of actually doing the mail. Because mail is a service that must be provided to citizens no matter how remote their location, we have to keep rural offices open even when they don’t serve that many people. Stamp prices need to increase substantially.

        I am sure Amazon does burden USPS, but they have also taken on the business of UPS. The Post Office is the final distributor of UPS SurePost packages.

      • magnoliarose says:

        Also, the GOP wants to privatize it so they do their usual death by a thousand cuts technique.
        I would be horrified if he used his position to seek revenge and for person gain. He is the president. *said without feeling and a yawn*
        Are you convinced yet?

      • jwoolman says:

        A friend and the godfather of one of my cats long ago was a mail carrier active in the union. Judging from his stories, the drive to privatize the US Postal Service started decades ago, I think really with Ronald Reagan. It used to be a good job that paid well, with long-time employees who were smart and dedicated – I remember my uncles talking about the recurring memory testing they had to undergo (memorizing new routes periodically).

        In order to make such a purchase attractive to a private buyer, they tried to drive away the people with seniority so they could hire less skilled and less dedicated people at a much lower cost. They also started spying on carriers, which was insulting to the competent people. The Post Office has been unreliable ever since, and it’s no wonder that people leaped to other modes of communication and delivery once they could.

        In more recent times, I assume the post office has been trying to compete with other delivery services and they might have just bid too low in their deal with UPS (Trump blames Amazon incorrectly because he hates the guy who owns the Washongton Post). But the post office does not need to make a profit overall – it was established as an important part of a functioning democracy. So whether that is good or bad depends on how they are doing with other services.

        Considering what is happening today with isp’s taking on too many subscribers and not maintaining their lines (my Frontier dsl is actually down more than up since December 2016, but the only other option Comcast isn’t any better), I don’t think we are ready to dump it. Electronic communication is great when it works, but it is more fragile than many realize. One accidental cut in a major cable a state away a few years ago left me without any fast connection to the net for several days even with both a cable and a dsl connection (both were affected, both popped up simultaneously once it was fixed).

  9. Sixer says:

    Bloody hell. It’s terrifying. You guys have a psychopath with dementia running the country. I think he imagines himself in a kind of reverse version of The Truman Show, where we are the dupes instead of him. But really, it’s more like Walter Mitty (with the nuclear football).

  10. Beth says:

    He’s definitely getting desperate to distract or there’s something severely wrong with him. The POTUS shouldn’t be calling people childish names and having temper tantrums for the world to see. Trump becomes a bigger embarrassment every single day

  11. Shelly says:

    He forgot how much Ivanka and Jared was sucking up to AW in years prior in an attempt to become a part of the blue blood part of NYC society that they did not have access to. Do you think he is also ignoring Radhika Jones? Given that its obvious bthat Javanka leaks to VF, his attack on AW and VF seems really strange. May be because they published the Bannon interview last week.

  12. Monsy says:

    It’s hard to believe this man became President but it’s even harder to believe that he has kept the job for almost a year!! Wtf?! How is that even possible?

  13. RBC says:

    How 45 got elected will be debated for years, but I will never understand why he decided to get into politics? It is quite obvious he loves to golf and prefers to be the one making decisions as head of his own business( which he has found out is not the case in politics) So why at this stage in his life and no previous political experience did he decide to run for president? Makes no sense at all

    • lightpurple says:

      He thought it was like being a chairman of the board in which case he would only need to show up for monthly meetings, which could be conducted by conference call. He was actually shocked that he had to move to Washington DC and he was shocked again to learn that he had to hire staff.

    • AideVee says:

      I wonder why he got into politics too. I think it may tie in with his motivations generally- he needs to win and be powerful; in his eyes, people are either winners or losers; they are either powerful or weak. The presidency is part of this binary thinking- he has won the election, therefore he is all powerful. I genuinely don’t believe that he thinks about it much beyond that. I think it’s this motivation that Putin and other enablers have used to piggyback on and serve their own agendas. When that motivation dims, they will drop him like a hot potato and find some other vessel to propagate. Cheery times indeed 🤦‍♀️

    • Tiffany says:

      He was upset at a joke POTUS made at his expense at a dinner and Putin told him he was cashing in his IOU so pay up or think of something else to do to make him erase the debt.

      There is a reason Mueller is now asking for his financials.

    • jwoolman says:

      Trump just wanted leverage to get more money for a tv show. Really. That’s it. For a while he was even asking if he could do a reality show from the White House. He was convinced that he could continue doing all his business activities while POTUS. He really thought it would be a part-time job that he could handle from New York or Florida.

      He was totally unprepared for actually winning and looked shocked for weeks. Candidates generally start preparing for a potential win a year before the election.

      Trump displayed so much wrong information about the day to day workings of our government during the campaign that I wondered if I should send him my high school civics book. He hasn’t learned much, partly through disinterest but also very likely due to cognitive problems. He doesn’t understand the history or current situations in other countries, also. He certainly doesn’t understand how NATO, the EU, or the Paris Accord work. He keeps saying things about them that make no sense. This isn’t about policy but just vital knowledge for any POTUS.

      Xi in China and Abe in Japan had better make sure Trump knows which country is which in their region or else he’ll be aiming those missiles at Beijing and Tokyo instead of North Korea. Oops.

      • Esmom says:

        I agree with all this. He did it to boost his profile (and also his ego) with no real thought to the actual work — or workings of government and democracy — involved. He has been flying by the seat of his pants since the get go and combined with outside forces like Bannon and Putin, is bumbling his way through an agenda dictated to him largely by others.

      • Jessica says:

        I’ve heard both his stupid TV show and that he wanted to launch a media branch for the Trump Organization. Whatever his reasons, he is completely incompetent.🙄

    • Kayzilla says:

      He never wanted to BE president. He only wanted to run for president. He wanted what Hillary got- he wanted to win the popular vote but lose the electoral college, just so he could bitch for the rest of his life about how the system is rigged and milk it for all it was worth. He HATES being president, and if there was a way he could quit and blame on someone else, he would.

  14. Beth says:

    That shit eating grin on his face in the picture of him waving makes him look so punchable. All of his constant hand gestures drive me crazy. Someone get some children sized handcuffs and keep those tiny hands still!

  15. Who ARE these people? says:

    What’s up with the veins in his wrist or is that from pressure against the car window?

    Looked closer, did he take off a watch or wristband?

    Why is this bothering me?

  16. GreenTurtle says:

    Lol, I would not jump to the conclusion that the intern is doing a “white power” sign. That hand sign is also part of a game wherein the person flashes the sign and if you look at it, they get to punch your arm. I’m not saying it’s particularly clever, but it’s popular right now and there are a ton of memes with it.

  17. IlsaLund says:

    He’s probably pissed that a recent Gallup poll (I believe) ranked President Obama as the most admired man in the country for the second year in a row. Fake News of course, since he’s done all these BIGLY things making America Great Again…..NOT

  18. isabelle says:

    On CNN, there was a report toddler man was once again ranting about the birther conspiracy and wants to whip it out to rally his base. Using racism as a tactic to rally his knob heads and no doubt it has to do with his SAD! poll numbers. Beyond the racism its a sign Trump is highly insecure and the recent poll numbers are probably driving him nuts That black guy is liked better than him! Want to know how to really infuriate Trump, just give Obama some love. People should fill his Twitter page with Obama love and comparison.

  19. adastraperaspera says:

    Points for “Nuclear Wintour!”

    So sick of NYT and other outlets just sticking a microphone in that jerk’s face and letting him blab. And not even providing a scintilla of context for readers or contradicting one of his many LIES. This man is not remotely entertaining or helpful at this point, and yet the NYT still uses him to sell papers. He does not deserve to have his voice amplified with zero critical analysis. We’re at a crisis point here. Newspaper editors are fiddling as Rome burns. Appalling.

  20. Shannon says:

    Trump is a dumbass, vile, I just don’t even have words for how much I can’t stand him. I have to avoid news for a couple of days sometimes too for self-care, this man triggers me a LOT.

    I don’t know what the intern’s deal is. But here’s the thing: I’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt and here’s why. I don’t frequent alt-right, white power websites. I don’t run in that crowd. Until reading this, I never would have known that was a white power sign, not just an ‘ok’ sign. There have been other things that have come up that are so obscure or seemingly innocent that I later found out has been co-opted by white power asshats or some other group I want nothing to do with. I could easily see myself making that same sign meaning OK (although not anymore LOL) He may have known or may not have known.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      “Until reading this, I never would have known that was a white power sign, not just an ‘ok’ sign.”

      sorry to state the obvious, but that’s kind of the whole point. it seems innocuous but to those in the know, it’s a “hey man, I’m like you” signal. just like if you saw a “secret” handshake from a frat or motorcycle club, or a gang member flashing a “sign”, you’d likely have no knowledge of what was being exchanged.

      and, if you look carefully, it’s not EXACTLY the same as an “OK” sign, either. (in an OK sign, usually the fingers aren’t splayed so obviously to create a “W” and the thumb/forefinger are “closed”, not just touching) but it’s CLOSE ENOUGH to fool those who don’t know. and that’s exactly the point.

      • Shannon says:

        Well, yeah, I’m aware that the point is some kind of secret code. My point is that those who use it unknowingly thinking it’s innocent end up looking like assholes when they aren’t. I don’t have any way of knowing if that’s the case here or not, it could legit go either way, only he really knows. If he meant white power, he sure as hell isn’t going to admit it.

  21. HK9 says:

    The man is a bloated fool whose in over his head.

  22. lyla says:

    did you guys see the thing about how baby fist’s website is coded so that the error message reads “Oops! Something went wrong. Unlike Obama, we’re working to fix the problem…and not on the golf course.” And where is the dumbass now? golfing? how many days has he been on the golf course? did you see that truck that was suppose to block reporters from seeing him golf? oh and remember how he bragged about getting the best people to set up his site for $3 (which obviously isn’t true). well, they didn’t even code the away message correctly so instead of the obama insult, it just displays the normal error 404 page.

  23. Deleted User says:

    The good folks at Fact Check have given a detailed account of Trump’s lies over 2017.

    https://www.factcheck.org/2017/12/the-whoppers-of-2017/

  24. Olenna says:

    Definition of dotard, from the Urban Dictionary: …The Dotard is usually bred in captivity by wealthy families that wish to pass on their inheritance without having to raise an actual human. There are many similarities to a human, but you can usually tell the difference by their unique orange skin and hair. Although a Dotard has the ability to speak, they usually have a vary limited vocabulary and are limited to simple words and sentences. The Dotard requires some food to survive, but the most important thing in raising a Dotard is to feed its ego. The Dotard have a very large ego that requires constant feeding. If the Dotard’s ego isn’t constantly fed, it will usually resort to social media, rally’s, or other places where it can feed it’s ego in large quantities…