"I've loved every moment of my time here, and I've pretty much accomplished everything I've ever wanted to do", Carter said in a statement.
"Can't wait for Vanity Fair to fold which, under Graydon Carter, will be sooner rather than later", said the president in October of 2012.
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While Carter has a storied career in journalism, unmasking the key source in the Watergate scandal, bolstering the publication's elite status, and fostering a close relationship with the powerful industries the magazine covered, Carter's long-simmering feud with one famous NY celebrity businessman became newly relevant in recent years. As far as definite plans go, he says he is planning to pitch an article to New Yorker editor David Remnick. As a cofounder of Spy, Carter often poked Trump in an attempt to expose him for his idiocy. Carter called Trump as "short-fingered vulgarian" in Spy Magazine during the 1980s, which prompted Trump to respond by sending Carter an image of his hands. Carter's decision to leave the magazine came up earlier this year when his contract was expired, but like so many others, the election of his nemesis Donad Trump reinvigorated his desire to stick around. Trump tweeted. "Graydon Carter, no talent, will be out!" The reason Vanity Fair feels like Vanity Fair is all because of Carter and imagining any other point of view from the publication is hard.
Carter, for his part, hasn't backed down either. "I've had the most extraordinarily talented staff, which has made my longevity in this job possible", Carter continued.
Observers have long speculated that Adam Moss of NY magazine and Janice Min, who stepped down in February as The Hollywood Reporter's lead editor, would be potential successors.