Time magazine covers displayed at Trump golf courses are fake

Magazine has asked him to remove them – one of which is on display at Doonbeg in Clare

Framed portrait of President Donald Trump on the cover of a Time Magazine hanging from a column in the Champions Sports Bar & Grill at the Trump National Doral Miami. Photograph: The Washington Post/Getty Images

Framed portrait of President Donald Trump on the cover of a Time Magazine hanging from a column in the Champions Sports Bar & Grill at the Trump National Doral Miami. Photograph: The Washington Post/Getty Images

 

Time magazine has asked the Trump organisation to remove fake covers bearing his image from his golf clubs – one of which hangs at Trump International in Doonbeg.

The Washington Post reported on Tuesday that a framed Time cover featuring Trump and the headline “Donald Trump: The ‘Apprentice’ is a television smash!” [sic], seen hanging at Mar-a-Lago in Florida, was faked.

At the top of the page, in capitals, was the proclamation: “TRUMP IS HITTING ON ALL FRONTS … EVEN TV!”

The cover was reportedly on display at four other golf clubs owned by the US president.

And, according to the BBC it was seen hanging at Trump’s golf resort in Doonbeg, Co Clare, as well as at Trunberry in Scotland – where staff said it was removed a few weeks ago.

The image, dated March 1st 2009, had never run in the magazine in any format, a Time spokeswoman said. The real March edition featured actor Kate Winslet.

“I can confirm that this is not a real Time cover,” Kerri Chyka wrote to the Post. The paper said Time had asked the Trump organisation to remove the covers from display.

At first glance, the Trump front cover looks authentic, but on closer inspection, the red line framing the page is too thin, lacks a white outline and the use of exclamation marks is unorthodox.

The Post noted that Trump had been featured on the magazine’s cover only once before entering politics, in January 1989, when he was known as a New York business mogul. He was last featured on the front of the magazine in December 2016 when he was named person of the year.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, a spokeswoman for the president, said she would not comment on the “decor” of his golf clubs.

(Guardian service)

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