The cover, entitled, “Donald Trump: The ‘Apprentice’ is a television smash!” features a photo of Trump along with the claim, “Trump is hitting it on all fronts… even TV!”
The framed picture has been hung in at least seven of Trump’s golf resorts, including properties in Ireland, Scotland, Virginia, New Jersey and Florida.
— Scott Keeler (@SKeelerTimes) June 27, 2017
The Washington Post conducted an investigation to determine whether the cover was genuine and to determine where it has been hung.
It pointed to a number of inconsistencies with the fake, including the Trump-like use of exclamation points, the use of thicker lines and the incorrect positioning of secondary headlines.
You photoshopped yourself onto a cover of TIME. https://t.co/ANF1ME8xen
— shauna (@goldengateblond) June 28, 2017
— David Fahrenthold (@Fahrenthold) June 28, 2017
The Trump Organization didn’t respond to requests for details about who created the cover and why.
“We couldn’t comment on the decor at Trump Golf clubs one way or another,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told the Post.
Time confirmed there was no March 1, 2009 issue, but a March 2 issue had Kate Winslet on the front.
The copy of Time magazine was hung up in at least 5 of Trump’s clubs Filling the entire cover was a photo of Trump.but all are phony . pic.twitter.com/6URM4wnVDe
— DAWIT SOLOMON (@DAWITSOLOMON12) June 28, 2017
“I can confirm that this is not a real TIME cover,” Time spokesperson Kerri Chyka told the Post.
Trump tweeted an attack on Amazon, the company of the Washington Post’s owner, Jeff Bezos, on Wednesday. He accused the Post of being fake news and accused Amazon not paying internet taxes.
The #AmazonWashingtonPost, sometimes referred to as the guardian of Amazon not paying internet taxes (which they should) is FAKE NEWS!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 28, 2017
If you want a REAL example of fake news, check the walls of your golf clubs. pic.twitter.com/qQGZcbUWWz
— Kelly Scaletta (@KellyScaletta) June 28, 2017
Also, T-ball, it’s too soon to start deflecting from the 5 Fake Time covers you displayed in your ‘resorts.’ Need a full 24 hrs THEN you go. pic.twitter.com/L3QXafH45v
— Amanda Guinzburg (@Guinz) June 28, 2017