Time magazine wants Donald Trump's fake covers taken down


President Donald Trump has hung a fake Time cover dated March 1, 2009, and touting The Apprentice as a "television smash!" at at least four of his golf courses, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday.

Then, in another place the cover, in all caps no less, is the statement: "TRUMP IS HITTING ON ALL FRONTS". Note the differences: The fake cover has a thinner red border, with no white inner border.

Mr Trump was criticised for a speech in January at the solemn setting of the Central Intelligence Agency memorial wall, in which he lambasted the media and boasted that he held the record for the number of Time magazine covers. Trump has made claims about himself - about his charitable giving, his business success, even the size of the crowd at his inauguration - that are not supported by the facts. In reality, he's only been on the cover once as a non-politician ― unless, of course, you count the fake one that's apparently spread throughout some of his properties.

The Washington Post It's definitely cringeworthy. 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.

A deep dive in the Time archives reveals the weekly magazine's March 2, 2009 issue was printed with actress Kate Winslet on the cover.

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"We won't tell anyone it's fake", the magazine captioned the tweet, adding a winking emoji for good measure.

Anyway, as depressing as this story is, it provides the glimmer of hope that this whole thing could be over right now if someone just awards Trump a "History's Greatest President" certificate so he can go home.

That is wrong. Richard Nixon has appeared on far more than Trump.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders, when asked about the covers, said in an email to the Post, "We couldn't comment on the decor at Trump Golf clubs one way or another".

On Monday, The New York Times devoted a whole page to printing out Trump's lies. But Fahrenthold offers a theory on how Trump ended up with a Time cover - like a Little Leaguer ends up with his own baseball card. The company has also asked the Trump Organization to remove the doctored covers from all locations where it is displayed.