Who but Donald Trump would create and frame a fake TIME magazine cover, then hang it on the wall of his Trump National Dural golf shop and other golf resort shops? This fabrication put an entirely new layer on the list of Trump lies. The guy owns 17 golf course resorts, so he can put what he likes on his walls. Still, when will the Jenga tower of his lies finally reach the point where it all collapses around the president?
A huge headline topping the TIME nameplate read in all caps:
‘TRUMP IS HITTING ON ALL FRONTS . . . EVEN TV!’
Trump placed the fake TIME Magazine in Trump golf clubs around the world. The image of the president filled the entire page, along with this headline:
‘Donald Trump: The Apprentice is a television smash!’
An employee told The Washington Post someone had removed the cover from one shop:
‘We used to have a Time Magazine cover up — aye, it was there for ages and ages, as long as I’ve been here. I know the one you’re on about. But they came and took it down a while back.’
Officials at the club did not respond to questions about why the fake TIME cover was removed, but an employee chocked it up to cutting down the number of Trump images, according to The Washington Post:
‘We certainly have been hearing more grumbling about all the stuff like that up on the walls since his election. From Americans, mostly, funny enough. That’s why we all assumed they started taking some of his photos off the walls. But it was just a guess. I don’t actually have a Scooby [I don’t have a clue.]’
Spokeswoman for Time, Inc., Kerri Chyka sent an email to The Washington Post:
‘I can confirm that this is not a real TIME cover.’
White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders did not say whether Trump knew the fake cover was a forgery. She sent The Washington Post an email:
‘We couldn’t comment on the decor at Trump Golf clubs one way or another.’
This fake cover’s date was March 1, 2009. The best way to tell the truth of this latest forgery was that there was no March 1, 2009 TIME Magazine. In fact, Trump did not even make the cover one time that year.
The discrepancies were rather interesting to discover. The fake cover had a skinnier red border than the real deal. TIME also had a thin white border by the red one. The placement of the headlines was off, too. Trump stacked his instead of placing them across the top.
Finally, 45’s boast about being on more covers of TIME than anyone is also fake. President Richard Nixon beat him to it.
Click on this link to see all of the real Donald Trump covers.
Featured Image via DL Polonsky’s Twitter Page [parody].
H/T: The Washington Post.