Former Southlander Tina Nguyen of Vanity Fair may have gone overboard in declaring the president-elect’s Trump Grill, the Manhattan restaurant inside the now-famous Trump Tower, as possibly “the worst restaurant in America.”

Alex Trebek with Claremont McKenna College graduate Tina Nguyen. Photo via

But Donald Trump did her one better Thurday morning with his latest out-of-the-blue rip: “Has anyone looked at the really poor numbers of @VanityFair Magazine. Way down, big trouble, dead! Graydon Carter, no talent, will be out!”

Carter has been editor of Vanity Fair since 1992.

Author Nguyen is a 2011 graduate of Claremont McKenna College. She also gained fame for a 2013 appearance on “Jeopardy!”

A sampling of her delicious dish:

“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.”

The New York Daily News said:

“Trump’s vendetta with Carter — who is also a restaurateur — dates back to the 80s when the editor referred to the president-elect as a ‘short-fingered vulgarian’ in a now-defunct Spy magazine.

“The reference caused people across the country to poke fun at Trump’s hand and finger sizes, even leading him to throw up his hands at a Republican debate and shout, ‘Look at these hands. Are these small hands?'”

Nguyen’s Claremont McKenna College is one of the Claremont colleges in Claremont, California, about 40 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

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