In the week after Donald Trump’s Twitter meltdown over a snarky internet meme from Jeffrey Toobin’s New Yorker review, the judge was called on by Condé Nast.
The editor in chief of the magazine is suspending the New Yorker writer for three months without pay.
Condé Nast said in a statement Thursday night that Toobin’s work for the magazine has been suspended until further notice.
Jeffrey Toobin’s contribution to The New Yorker and the relevance of The New Yorker continue to be under review. I have decided that, while the matter is being reviewed, Jeffrey Toobin’s contribution to The New Yorker and the relevance of The New Yorker will be suspended until further notice. — David Carey (@davidspcarey) October 19, 2018
The magazine is “reviewing the appropriateness of his work with Condé Nast and The New Yorker remain committed to covering Donald Trump’s presidency with the same rigor that they have demonstrated in previous administrations,” the statement said.
He is probably riding the good news ride off the Brooklyn Bridge without a parachute.
Last week, a Thursday New Yorker review of Toobin’s book, “TrumpNation,” lambasted a social media meme in which he jokingly called Trump a “classless, lie-filled, petulant little man.” In it, he mocked the Presiden- in poor taste if not outright mean humor saying, “At a hearing and a town hall meeting, a congressman alleged that President Trump’s lies and errors are ‘deeply suspicious,’ adding, ‘I think a lot of us are just haunted by all of those lies, by all of those misstatements.’ ”
The article caused a flurry of criticism online, especially on Friday when Trump mocked the cartoon and said that he had “great respect” for the author.
Trump also wondered how his own “classy papers and pen” got into Toobin’s review.
The next day, the two appeared to have made up.
“Perhaps they could be mended,” Toobin said of his argument with Trump. “It could even turn out that President Trump and I become good friends, and I have his autograph and my own byline in the next edition of The New Yorker.”