Contrary to what you might have seen on Twitter, it is highly unlikely that TIME Magazine went ahead and called President Trump the “Liar-in-Chief.”
If you’ve been perusing the interwebs this Sunday, then you might have noticed this image being circulated around.
Me- Time Magazine…who do you believe? Comey or Trump?
Time Magazine- pic.twitter.com/ZE4neRPFdR
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) June 11, 2017
It would seem that the cover references the ongoing investigations about Trump potential connections to Russia, as well as the testimony from James Comey about the president’s tendency to spread lies.
Before we get ahead of ourselves, lets have a little chat about this picture, shall we?
First of all, the photoshop here is not particularly good compared to previous TIME covers, even if they have been critical towards Trump before:
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) May 19, 2017
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) March 9, 2017
More importantly though, some people on Twitter looked at TIME’s online cover vault, and they noted that the cover with Trump being overshadowed by Putin is nowhere to be found:
I have been told by someone at Time that this cover is a fake https://t.co/axz1gXikwq
— Marc Caputo (@MarcACaputo) June 11, 2017
— Shekhar Gupta (@ShekharGupta) June 11, 2017
Instead, it seems that the next cover story will focus on Trump International Hotel in Washington.
Trump’s DC hotel gets its own cover of TIME magazine pic.twitter.com/xAAyvBRgYX
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) June 8, 2017
UPDATE – 8:28 p.m. EST: Mediaite has heard from a TIME spokesperson, who confirmed that they did not publish the “liar-in-chief” cover image.
[Image via screengrab]
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