March 2009 Time cover of Trump is phony


Fahrenthold breaks down a fake TIME magazine cover that is displayed in at least two of President Trump's golf resorts.

The cover features Trump in a suit from the chest up and above the Time Magazine logo reads "TRUMP IS HITTING ON ALL FRONTS..."

There's just one tiny problem - there was no issue of Time magazine on that date.

But Trump takes unabashed pride in his Time covers, both real and fake, boasting incorrectly on the campaign trail that "I think we have the all-time record [of cover photos] in the history of Time magazine".

The red border around the photograph is skinner than that of a real Time cover, and there is no white line between the red border and photograph. "EVEN TV!" In the lower left-hand third, Trump's name appears in gold and below his name reads, "The "Apprentice" is a television smash!" The next appearance after that was August 31, 2015, and he has been on the cover 14 times.

What's more is Trump was never featured on a Time cover in 2009.

Trump. Kerry Chyka, a spokesperson for Time told the Post, "I can confirm that this is not a real TIME cover".

Fake news? How about fake magazine covers.

It turns out that this whole "fake news" thing may all come from the walls of Donald Trump's golf clubs.

Trump's first real appearance on the cover of the magazine was January 16, 1989. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders declined to say whether the president had known the cover wasn't real.

Seriously though, Trump loves to bash the media for producing so-called "fake news". Also cluing you in that it's a fake: the red border is skinnier than the standard cover, with no secondary white border; the secondary headlines appear on the side instead of on top; the subheds, some of them borrowed from an actual March 2, 2009 cover with Kate Winslet, contain uncharacteristic exclamation points.

Somehow, we're doubting this one will end up on the walls of any of his golf clubs ...