Donald Trump attacks Vanity Fair after magazine declares Trump Grill steakhouse worst restaurant in US

Maya Oppenheim
Thursday 15 December 2016 15:19
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President-elect Donald Trump speaks at the USA Thank You Tour 2016 at the Wisconsin State Fair Exposition Center on 13 December, 2016, in West Allis, Wisconsin
President-elect Donald Trump speaks at the USA Thank You Tour 2016 at the Wisconsin State Fair Exposition Center on 13 December, 2016, in West Allis, Wisconsin

Donald Trump has attacked Vanity Fair in his latest Twitter tirade and claimed the media outlet's readership figures are declining.

The President-elect's criticism of the magazine comes a day after an article the magazine published on Wednesday which suggests that Trump Grill - a steakhouse in the lobby of Trump Tower - could be the worst restaurant in America.

In the review, the critic slates the food, the background music and the decor, describing the dumplings as “flaccid and gray”.

“Has anyone looked at the really poor numbers of @VanityFair Magazine. Way down, big trouble, dead! Graydon Carter, no talent, will be out!” the President-elect tweeted on Thursday.

The billionaire property developer was more effusive about Time magazine and Financial Times for choosing him as their person of the year.

The magazine’s editor Carter has been openly critical of Mr Trump. In an editorial before the election, he said only in the US could “a man whose staff took away his Twitter account be given the nuclear codes”.

He also called Mr Trump the "short-fingered vulgarian", a phrase which he was originally referred to in the now-defunct Spy magazine.

Mr Trump also appeared to criticise the media for overcomplicating his move to the White House in his Twitter rant. “The media tries so hard to make my move to the White House, as it pertains to my business, so complex - when actually it isn’t!"

Mr Trump has targeted a number of outlets in his tweets, with much of his anger directed at CNN and the New York Times.

The billionaire property developer has criticised Vanity Fair before and repeatedly tweeted about its sale figures in the summer of August 2012.

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