According to The Washington Post, Donald Trump’s golf clubs in America and Europe have been displaying a fake Time Magazine cover depicting Trump.
A Time Magazine cover depicting Trump with the headline “Donald Trump: The ‘Apprentice’ is a television smash!” has been seen in at least four Trump Organization golf clubs. A spokeswoman for Time Magazine confirmed to the Post that the cover is fake, and was never published as an issue of the magazine.
“I can confirm that this is not a real TIME cover,” Kerri Chyka wrote to the Washington Post in an email.
According to the Post’s reporting, the fake cover is hanging prominently in at least two of Trump’s golf clubs in America, as well as one resort in Ireland and previously in one resort in Scotland. The fake cover was taken down a few weeks ago at the Scotland location, the Post reported.
Employees at Trump’s Turnberry club in Scotland told the Washington Post that they recognized the picture, but that it had been removed without explanation. The fake cover at Trump’s Ireland location was also moved unexplainably. According to the Post’s report, it was recently moved from a restaurant area to a manager’s office.
At least at one location, the fake cover is hanging among other real magazine covers. In a press conference last year, Trump mistakenly inflated the number of Time Magazine covers on which he’d been featured, suggesting that he believed the cover to be real.
“I think I was on the cover of Time Magazine twice in my life and like six times in the last number of months,” Trump said last July. This is incorrect; he was only featured on one Time Magazine cover before entering politics, in January of 1989.
The fake cover is dated “March 1, 2009,” which coincides with the premiere of Trump’s reality show “The Celebrity Apprentice.”
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