March 2009 Time cover of Trump is phony

Marsha Scott
June 28, 2017

Copies of the Time Magazine cover, dated March 1, 2009, were seen hanging prominently in at least four of President Trump's golf clubs, flanked by other framed magazine pages celebrating Trump, his family, or his companies.

Early on Tuesday morning, Donald Trump fired off two tweets that served as his latest salvo against so-called "fake news", taking care to mention and tag major, "failing" institutions like the New York Times and the Washington Post.

Maybe Trump will bristle at removing the fraudulent covers thanks to the meticulously researched Obama birther story that (probably) graces page 56 in the faux magazine.

The cover, dated March 1, 2009, was never published by the magazine at any point, a spokeswoman for Time confirmed.

The fake cover shot of Trump is accompanied by the all-caps headline: "TRUMP IS HITTING ON ALL FRONTS".

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Employees at Trump's Turnberry club in Scotland told the Post that the cover was added to a wall after Trump purchased the course in 2014, but it was taken down a few weeks ago. Similarly, the Ireland golf course reported that the cover in their establishment was moved from a restaurant area to a manager's office.

Trump has often touted his consistent Time cover appearances. "I think we have the all-time record in the history of Time magazine", Donald Trump said the day after he was inaugurated.

And they fit in even more with the State Department library in Washington, D.C., where Trump has proved himself an expert at controlling his own narrative: Shortly after his administration began, it appeared that he'd filled the space's entryway with entirely Trump-related books.

"I have been on their cover 14 or 15 times". The former reality TV host has claimed in the past that he had appeared on the cover of Time twice before launching his political career, though he had only appeared once prior to his presidential run.

However, there was no March 1st issue that year.

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