Ms Wintour made the comments during an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. The British-American journalist is a keen Democrat who endorsed Hillary Clinton for the Presidency in 2016. Mrs Trump hasn’t featured held the prestigious Vogue front cover spot since 2005, shortly before she married the future president.
Her spokeswomen Stephanie Grisham commented: “To be on the cover of Vogue doesn’t define Mrs Trump.
“She’s been there, done that long before she was first lady.
“Her role as first lady of the United States and all that she does is much more important than some superficial photo shoot and cover.
“This just further demonstrates how biased the fashion magazine industry is, and shows how insecure and small-minded Anna Wintour really is.
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“Unfortunately, Mrs Trump is used to this kind of divisive behaviour.”
During her time as first lady Michelle Obama was on the cover of Vogue three times.
Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump’s 2016 Presidential opponent, featured on the cover in 1998.
However Barbara and Laura Bush, former Republican first ladies, did not receive the honour.
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During her CNN interview Ms Wintour admitted values pay a role in selecting cover models.
She said: “You have to stand up for what you believe in and you have to take a point of view.
“We profile women in the magazine that we believe in the stand that they’re taking on issues we support them, we feel that they are leaders.
“I don’t think it’s a moment not to take a stand.”