A cover — dated March 1, 2009 — looks to Trump club members that Trump had always been a titan worthy of Time magazine.
Except that the cover is fake.
There was no March 1, 2009, issue of Time magazine. The cover on display, observed recently by a reporter visiting one of the properties, contains some telling mistakes. Its red border is skinnier than that of a genuine Time cover, and, unlike the real thing, there is no thin white border next to the red. The Trump cover’s secondary headlines are flush right and on an actual Time cover, they would go across the top.
And it has not one, but TWO!! exclamation points. Time headlines don’t yell. Kerri Chyka, a spokeswoman for Time Inc., told The Washington Post,
“I can confirm that this is not a real TIME cover.”
At 5 PM Tuesday, a spokeswoman for Time said that the magazine had asked the Trump Organization to remove the phony cover from the walls where it was on display. The Washington Post found that the fake cover had been hung in at least four of Trump’s 17 golf clubs.
It is not clear who created this fake Time cover — or why. But the date might be a clue: March 1, 2009, was the season debut of Trump’s show The Celebrity Apprentice.
From the president’s past statements, it it obvious that he thinks the cover of Time as a significant honor. He has bragged that he’s been on more Time covers than anyone. He said during a January speech at CIA headquarters.
“I think we have the all-time record in the history of Time magazine.”
Wrong. Richard Nixon has appeared on far more than Trump. (But he COULD have more than Nixon after impeachment! Fingers crossed!)
According to Time magazine’s tally, Trump had been on the cover only once before he got into politics. That was in January 1989.
We’ve all witnessed his actual lying on TV, but more than anything, faking a magazine cover, PROVES this guy is a first-class liar.
But hey, if it’s good enough for the POTUS, let’s get into it! Download the TIME cover frame below (it has no background) and slap it over your own picture and proudly display above your toilet (unless you have a golf resort) Your new FB/ Twitter/ Instagram profile pic!
(Above pic, Angel Valentin; via Washington Post)