In what is definitely a complete coincidence, Donald Trump tweeted about the “poor numbers of Vanity Fair” after the magazine ruthlessly destroyed Trump Grill. The VF piece included passages like this:
The allure of Trump’s restaurant, like the candidate, is that it seems like a cheap version of rich. The inconsistent menus—literally, my menu was missing dishes that I found on my dining partners’—were chock-full of steakhouse classics doused with unnecessarily high-end ingredients. The dumplings, for instance, come with soy sauce topped with truffle oil, and the crostini is served with both hummus and ricotta, two exotic ingredients that should still never be combined. The menu itself would like to impress diners with how important it is, randomly capitalizing fancy words like ‘Prosciutto’ and ‘Julienned’ (and, strangely, ‘House Salad’).
The brutal takedown promoted our president-elect, who has nothing better to do, to seek revenge via a tweet that (as always) reads like it was penned by a seven year old:
Has anyone looked at the really poor numbers of @VanityFair Magazine. Way down, big trouble, dead! Graydon Carter, no talent, will be out!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 15, 2016