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Trump Attacks ‘Dead’ Vanity Fair: It’s In ‘Big Trouble’

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President-elect Donald Trump’s latest Twitter target is lifestyle publication Vanity Fair.

A series of tweets Thursday morning had Trump declaring the death of the publication while lauding Time Magazine and the Financial Times for naming him “Person of the Year.”

Trump attacked Vanity Fair’s “really poor numbers,” and said Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter had “no talent.”

These tweets could potentially be in retaliation to Vanity Fair’s piece on the future president’s restaurant, Trump Grill.

The piece on the Manhattan Trump Tower-based steakhouse called it “the worst restaurant in America.”

“The allure of Trump’s restaurant, like the candidate, is that it seems like a cheap version of rich,” wrote Vanity Fair journalist Tina Nguyen. “Renowned butcher Pat LaFrieda once dared me to eat an eyeball that he himself popped out of the skull of a roasted pig. That eyeball tasted better than the Trump Grill’s (Grille’s) Gold Label Burger, a Pat LaFrieda–branded short-rib burger blend molded into a sad little meat thing, sitting in the center of a massive, rapidly staling brioche bun, hiding its shame under a slice of melted orange cheese.”

“If the cheeseburger is a quintessential part of America’s identity, Trump’s pledge to “make America great again” suddenly appeared not very promising,” Nguyen wrote. “(Presumably, Trump’s Great America tastes like an M.S.G.-flavored kitchen sponge lodged between two other sponges.)”

As reported by Politico, the editor of Vanity Fair is the originating source of the joke about Trump’s apparently tiny hands.

Vanity Fair now joins the ranks of The New York Times, The Washington Post and other major news outlets Trump has targeted.

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