As Republican candidate Donald Trump continues to be locked out of official endorsements from any publication of note, he just took another loss: On Tuesday, Vogue magazine officially endorsed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.
It hardly comes as a surprise that the publication run by Anna Wintour would endorse Clinton, as Wintour has lead many high-profile fundraising events for Clinton since the announcement of her candidacy. There was the pre-fashion week runway show in September, filled with clothes by some of America's biggest designers; then there were more intimate fundraisers held over the course of 2015 and 2016, both at home in New York and abroad in Paris. Vogue's byline-free piece also notes the magazine has profiled Clinton a total of six times, including the cover in December 1998.
What is surprising is that the magazine notes it has never offered an official endorsement of any candidate until now. "Vogue has no history of political endorsements," it says in the piece. "Editors in chief have made their opinions known from time to time, but the magazine has never spoken in an election with a single voice. Given the profound stakes of this one, and the history that stands to be made, we feel that should change."
Trump's wife Melania covered the February 2005 issue of Vogue, which touted the exclusive of her wedding to the real-estate mogul; we doubt she'll be making a second appearance in the magazine any time soon.