Published: Sat, January 28, 2017
Culture | By Kelly Harrison

Melania Trump Covers Vanity Fair Mexico at Most Awkward Time Ever

Melania Trump Covers Vanity Fair Mexico at Most Awkward Time Ever

The issue promotes a report that details the first lady's past with a glamorous, diamond-clad cover image.

Tension is certainly growing between the USA and Mexico, so we were naturally shocked when Melania Trump popped up on the cover of the February issue of Vanity Fair Mexico. The issue has produced a long interview with the First Lady that appeared in GQ a year ago, dishing up on "her (turbulent) family past, the tactics for dealing with her husband and how she plans to turn herself into the new Jackie Kennedy".

On Thursday, Peña Nieto abruptly cancelled a scheduled meeting with Trump after the US president suggested there was no point in holding the meeting if Mexico refused to pay for the wall. The photo shoot and the accompanying interview are actually recycled content - they originally ran in sister (or is it brother?) publication GQ previous year.

"The U.S. has a 60 billion dollar trade deficit with Mexico", the real estate mogul wrote.

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The cover was still surprising for many watching the ongoing feud between President Donald Trump's new administration and the government of Mexico.

The release of the cover sparked outrage among some people in Mexico who took to Twitter to express their dismay. In it, Carter examines "what's to come under a leader whose mind careers from one random thought to the next".

Melania is photographed on the cover using an archive photo that features her sitting at a table and twirling a diamond necklace with a fork like she is eating spaghetti. Both the article and picture were originally featured in GQ. But the introduction, which was penned after Trump's electoral victory, gives some insight into how Mexican writers view the first lady and her husband.

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