President Gets Called Out For Displaying Phoney Time Magazine Cover At Golf Course

President Donald Trump has declared a war on 'fake news', but now he's been busted manufacturing it himself. At least, his business manufactured a couple of fake Time Magazine covers, and put Trump on them. The Washington Post called out the president, and Time Magazine is demanding that Trump take down the bogus magazine covers.

In some of the president's golf courses hang framed magazine covers that show Donald Trump on the cover of Time. Unfortunately, two of those issues never actually existed. Someone created fake headlines and slapped a Trump picture on it.

One issue claims to have come out on March 1, 2009. "There was no March 1, 2009, issue of Time Magazine. And there was no issue at all in 2009 that had Trump on the cover," Time said to the Washington Post.

Another issue originally had Kate Winslet in a feature after she won the Academy Award for Best Actress on the original cover. Another story on the cover mentioned, "Obama's Next Move: Can He Curb Health Care?"

This cover was doctored to erase Winslet entirely. Her image was replaced by Trump, with the headline, "Donald Trump: The 'Apprentice' is a television smash!"

It kept the headline about Obamacare.

Novelty magazine covers are nothing new. People used to be able to buy them, and now a lot of people just make them at home on their computer with photo editing software. Still, such practices fall into a shady area when you use the name of an established media outlet and don't note that it's a novelty.

It's unclear who at Trump's golf clubs had anything to do with the fake magazine covers, or if the president even knew about them. Either way, Time wants the golf courses to take the covers down.

Club officials say they'd be happy to oblige. “We certainly have been hearing more grumbling about all the stuff like that up on the walls since his election,” an employee said. “From Americans, mostly, funny enough. That’s why we all assumed they started taking some of his photos off the walls.”

The president has appeared on the cover of Time Magazine enough to post real ones if he's determined to have them up there. Unfortunately, not a lot of them have been flattering. Two of those covers feature a cartoon of Trump's face melting.

In a more flattering cover in December of 2016, he's named person of the year.

"Look at that picture of me on Time. It's a movement! Isn't that an amazing picture? It's been a lot of fun," Trump once said of one of his authentic cover shot.

Before he got into politics, Trump had not made the cover of Time since 1989. The cover featured a younger Trump holding an ace of diamonds card, with a headline that read, "This man may make you green with envy - or just turn you off. Flaunting it is the game, and Trump is the name."

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Deputy White House Press Secretary, says Trump has no comment on the Time cover debacle. The Post wrote an email to Sanders asking for a statement. They report that she responded, "We couldn't comment on the decor at Trump Golf clubs one way or another."

Business Insider reports that the president has a long-standing "love-hate relationship with Time". According to BI, Mr. Trump has kept stacks of the magazine on his desk for years. He had them in New York, and he now has them in the White House.

Unfortunately for the president, he and his administration are often painted in a negative light when splayed across the cover.

Source: AOL, Independent Journal Review
Photo: The Washington Post/Twitter

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