Time Magazine Asks Donald Trump To Remove Fake Cover From His Business Properties
The president hates “fake news,” right? Time magazine has asked the Trump Organization to remove any fake covers of the magazine displayed at the presidential family’s business properties. The magazine’s request to the group came after a Washington Post reporter revealed that several of President Trump’s golf courses had a framed copy of a doctored Time cover, which featured the commander in chief as the cover story. At the top of the fake cover, white text reads “TRUMP IS HITTING ON ALL FRONTS… EVEN TV!” The cover also promotes a fake news article on Trump’s former show “The Apprentice” as a “television smash!” A spokeswoman for Time confirmed with the Post that the cover, which is dated March 1, 2009, is fake. The fake cover was displayed in at least five of Trump’s clubs, The Washington Post reported. There’s even one hanging inside of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property near the entrance, next to a framed Newsweek cover that also featured Trump. As the Post pointed out, there are several design differences between Trump’s fake cover and real Time magazine covers: The red border around the edge is thinner, there is no thin white border inside the edge of the red and the secondary headlines are in the wrong place. The fake magazine cover also teases three real Time magazine articles as sub-stories, including “Obama’s Next Move: Can He Curb Health-Care Costs?” and “How Stressed Is Your Bank: A Checkup” which are featured on a March 2, 2009 issue with Kate Winslet on the cover.
Throughout his candidacy and presidency, Trump has expressed his hatred for so-called “fake news” and dismissed media organizations as the “enemy of the American people.” So, it’s unclear why he or the Trump Organization would opt for using a fake cover story as decoration at his properties. The Trump Organization did not respond to HuffPost’s request for comment on why the fake covers were on display at Trump’s properties or whether or not they would take them down, per Time’s request. The Trump Organization could have easily used a real Time magazine cover featuring the president. Time has featured 14 cover stories on Trump. However, the only Time cover Trump scored before the buzz around his bid for presidency was one published in January 1989. “This man may turn you green with envy or just turn you off,” that cover story read. “Flaunting it is the game, and TRUMP is the name.” When scanned, the fake cover’s barcode leads to software for a karaoke program. Lol! And it’s apparently not the first time Trump has been caught with a fake Time magazine. In May, Politico reported that K.T. McFarland, Trump’s deputy national security adviser gave the president two printouts of Time magazine covers. One was about a future ice age from the 1970s and the other was about surviving global warming, the politics news site reported. The Time story from the 1970s was actually an internet hoax.
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Susan Z’s Conclusion:
Gee, these reports of underhanded self-promotion and lies are getting pretty common place. I can almost guarantee Trump won’t take the Time covers down unless they sue him as that is his usual terms of the game.
King of Wands:
This is a man of action and passionate about what he does. Since we are talking about Trump’s self-aggrandizement and his ego, this card would fit.
Three of Swords:
This card is one of sadness and melancholy. Trump is an easy man to dislike but you have to wonder if somewhere buried under all that “I don’t give a shit what you think” bravado there might be a very sad and lonely man. Just saying.
Five of Swords:
This is what I call my wuss card and being taken advantage of. Since under no circumstances would this represent Trump, I would have to say it is his attitude about how he deals with others and looks upon those he has taken advantage of as being weak.
Susan Z Rich is an emotional addiction counselor, spiritual intuitive and holistic therapist. She counsels others to see life in a more positive way and teaches personal accountability for life choices. She is also the author of several children’s books and Soul Windows…Secrets From The Divine. (life cycles) Learn more at her website: www.szrwhitewings.com