A Time Magazine cover featuring Donald Trump that has been hung on the walls in several of his golf courses around the world has been proven to be a fake.
The cover, which sees Trump pose with his arms folded while captions such as “Donald Trump: The ‘Apprentice’ is a television smash!” and “TRUMP IS HITTING ON ALL FRONTS . . . EVEN TV!” surround him, was framed and hung in at least five of the US President's golf courses in places such as South Florida and Scotland.
The cover is dated March 1st 2009 and has now been exposed by The Washington Post as a fake. According to the Post, the cover has several tell tale signs that give it away. Its red border is skinnier than that of a genuine cover of Time Magazine and there is no thin white border next to the red. Also the Trump cover’s secondary headlines are stacked on the right side of the cover. On a real Time cover, they would go across the top.
Here's a comparison of a real Time cover vs a fake one.
A spokesperson from Time has confirmed that it is indeed a fake.
“I can confirm that this is not a real TIME cover,” Kerri Chyka, a spokeswoman for Time Inc., wrote in an email to The Washington Post. The Magazine has reportedly since asked the Trump Organization to remove the phony cover from the walls where it is on display.
Trump of course appeared on the cover of Time Magazine for real at the end of last year when he was named their 'Person of the Year' following his Presidential Election win so it's interesting that neither Trump or his staff wanted to update the framed covers with the real thing.
When asked about whether Trump himself knew that the cover was a fake, White House Spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders wrote in an email: “We couldn’t comment on the decor at Trump Golf clubs one way or another,”