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.”
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.
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.”
“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.
More food for thought:
Ironic that a publication called #VanityFair roasted the Trump Grill. Trump’s life has been one big Vanity Fair.
— Steve Redmond (@sjredmond) December 15, 2016
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) December 15, 2016
Based on this Pig Boy’s tweets a bad review of The Trump Grill, is a greater evil than his boyfriend Putin slaughtering children in Aleppo. pic.twitter.com/Elx32m5FeV
— Danny Zuker (@DannyZuker) December 15, 2016
The reviewer is obviously writing this to irritate Trump’s thin skin and he takes the bait like a dummy. Hysterical! https://t.co/DFYwNnNHD2
— Warren Holstein (@WarrenHolstein) December 15, 2016
— Emily Flitter (@FlitterOnFraud) December 15, 2016
We’re not really going to spend all day talking about Trump Grill are we?
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) December 15, 2016