Donald Trump gives two thumbs up to the crowd during the evening session on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Since winning the election, Trump has met in person with several media organizations that he has previously criticized, including The New York Times and representatives from television news outlets like CNN and NBC News. (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Trump Meets With Vanity Fair, New Yorker Editors
Donald Trump gives two thumbs up to the crowd during the evening session on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. New Yorker editor David Remnick, who has written of Trump’s election as “an American tragedy,” was also there. The tone was civil and straightforward. They were joined by Robert Sauerberg, Condé Nast’s chief executive officer and president, as well as editors for all the Conde Nast titles. (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
President-elect Donald Trump met with the top editors at Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and other Condé Nast magazines on Friday for a wide-ranging discussion on policy matters. Trump was joined by Kellyanne Conway, who will be counselor to the president once Trump takes office, and Hope Hicks, who he has tapped as his director of strategic communications. Graydon Carter, the editor of Vanity Fair who famously called Trump a “short-fingered vulgarian,” was in attendance. The meeting, which was organized by Vogue editor Anna Wintour, a Hillary Clinton supporter, marked a rare and perhaps fleeting truce between the incoming president and some of his most outspoken critics. Condé Nast Chairman Charles Townsend and Chairman Emeritus Si Newhouse were not in attendance. The meeting was off the record, but questions asked of Trump ranged from American policy toward Russia to women and abortion to race and hate crimes, sources with knowledge of the meeting told CNNMoney.