From the INDEPENDENT:
The framed copy of Time magazine was hung up in at least four of President Trump’s golf clubs, from South Florida to Scotland. Filling the entire cover was a photo of Donald Trump.
This cover – dated 1 March 2009 – looks like an impressive memento from Trump’s pre-presidential career. To club members eating lunch, or golfers waiting for a pro-shop purchase, it seemed to be a signal that Trump had always been a man who mattered. Even when he was just a reality-TV star, Trump was the kind of star who got a cover story in Time.
But that wasn’t true. The Time cover is a fake.
Awwww, the insecure asshole needs a magazine cover? Okie dokie!
There was no 1 March 2009, issue of Timemagazine. And there was no issue at all in 2009 that had Trump on the cover.
“I can confirm that this is not a real Time cover,” Kerri Chyka, a spokeswoman for Time Inc, wrote in an email to The Washington Post.
So how did Trump – who spent an entire campaign and much of his presidency accusing the mainstream media of producing “fake news” – wind up decorating his properties with a literal piece of phony journalism?
The Trump Organization did not respond to questions this week about who made the cover and why it was displayed at Trump clubs. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sandersdeclined to say whether Trump had known the cover wasn’t real.
“We couldn’t comment on the decor at Trump Golf clubs one way or another,” Sanders wrote in an email.