Donald Trump asked to take down fake Time covers

The Post said the Trump Organization had not responded to questions about who made it, or why it was there, but that 1 March 2009 marked the season debut of Mr Trump's television show, The Celebrity Apprentice.

In Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, the framed cover hangs opposite a framed cover of Newsweek with the president's mug on it and over what appears to be a framed page from Variety. Some of the headlines on the real March 2 issue were retained by the fake cover.

The framed fake Trump cover was hung in two prominent positions at Trump's golf resort in Doral, Florida and in the member's dining room at the Trump National Golf Club near Washington DC. "Even this TIME magazine cover in his golf clubs is fake", one Twitter user wrote while another chimed: "Is there anything authentic about this man?"

While the cover itself will likely have no baring on the presidency, it is yet another look into the odd mind of Donald J. Trump.

The image is dated as issued in March of 2009 but Time Magazine stated that it never printed such a cover in any of its editions.

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. The covers were removed from the clubs in Ireland and Scotland.

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"We couldn't comment on the decor at Trump Golf clubs one way or another", Sanders wrote in an email.

Seems like the Time cover might be a bit of Fake News!

"Another possible clue to the fake cover's origins: The fake bar code on the bottom right".

The problem? The Time Magazine cover hanging at his golf clubs is a fake.

The spreading of fake news about himself predated Trump's move into politics. But Fahrenthold offers a theory on how Trump ended up with a Time cover - like a Little Leaguer ends up with his own baseball card. Former President Richard Nixon holds the record at 55 times.

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  • Adam Floyd