Time Magazine has asked Trump businesses to remove a phony magazine cover featuring Donald Trump that at least four Trump-branded golf clubs have hanging up on their walls. This comes in response to a report by the Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold highlighting the framed copies of fake Trump covers that have been featured at Trump’s businesses.
— David Fahrenthold (@Fahrenthold) June 27, 2017
As Fahrenthold reported, the cover in question is from a supposed March 1, 2009 edition and shows Trump along with a blaring headline claiming The Apprentice is a “television smash” and that “TRUMP IS HITTING ON ALL FRONTS…EVEN TV!”
However, there was no March 1st issue that year. And the real cover from that time period featured actress Kate Winslett. Also, the copies hung up on the walls reveal other telling mistakes that give them away as phonies:
There was no March 1, 2009, issue of Time Magazine. And there was no issue at all in 2009 that had Trump on the cover.
In fact the cover on display at Trump’s clubs, observed recently by a reporter visiting one of the properties, contains several small but 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 stacked on the right side — on a real Time cover, they would go across the top.
When asked by the Post about who made the covers and how they ended up hung up on the golf club walls, the White House declined to say whether the president knew if the covers were fakes or not.
Of course, this all seems fairly ironic considering the president spent much of this morning railing against “Fake News!” on Twitter in response to CNN retracting a story.
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