The tale was told in bold type as black as the stain intended to be left on former President Donald Trump’s image.
“Surprise: Trump Reportedly Stiffed a Restaurant Full of His Supporters He’d Promised to Buy Lunch,” the Vanity Fair headline screamed in its reporting on Trump’s pit stop at Versailles, a popular Cuban restaurant in Miami, after his arraignment Tuesday on charges of mishandling classified information.
Vanity Fair writer Bess Levin spun the core of a report to say that Trump was a liar and cheap to boot. This incident, Levin said, brought those two threads together for all the world to see.
But maybe not.
Eventually, Newsweek tried to put the …