After five consecutive covers featuring at least one of the Family Trump on its cover, Jann Wenner’s Us Weekly has finally gone Trump-less.
The unprecedented run of five Trumped-up covers coincided with negotiations between magazine owner Wenner and American Media chief David Pecker to sell the celebrity weekly for a whispered $90 million.
Pecker, a Trump loyalist, was keenly interested in pairing US Weekly with AMI’s Star magazine.
And what better way for Wenner to curry favor with Us Weekly’s most likely suitor, according to industry sources, than to play up Pecker’s interest in all things Trump.
Talks between the two publishing honchos recently collapsed, however, freeing Wenner to revert to his longstanding disdain for Pecker.
One could argue the breakdown in talks also freed up Us Weekly’s March 6 cover for “Dancing With the Stars” couple Peta Murgatroyd and Maks Chmerkovskiy.
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