Trump's Fake TIME Cover

Trump's Fake TIME Cover

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Donald Trump's Fake TIME Cover refers to a series of photoshop parodies of a phony TIME magazine cover bearing President Donald Trump's face that Trump hangs in various Trump properties.


On June 27th, 2017, The Washington Post newspaper reported that President Donald Trump hangs a fake TiME magazine cover with his face on in at least two of his golf resorts.[1] The image (shown below) features the headlines: “Donald Trump: The ‘Apprentice’ is a television smash!” “TRUMP IS HITTING ON ALL FRONTS . . . EVEN TV!” "Obama's Next Move: Can He Curb Health-Care Costs?" "How stressed is your bank? A checkup." "Global Warming: A New Age of Extinction." The issue is dated March 1st, 2009, despite the fact that there was no issue that week. TIME confirmed that the cover is fake.

TRUMP IS HITTING ON ALL FRONTS... EVEN TV! TIME Obama's Next Move: Can He Curb Health-Care Costs? How Stressed Is Your Bank? A Checkup DONALD TRUMP Global Warming: A New Age of Extinction The "Apprentice is a television smash!


When the Post shared the article on Twitter, the tweet (shown below) received more than 17,000 retweets and 25,000 likes in less than two days.[2] The tweet also featured a gif that pointed out the real TIME cover from that week, which features actress Kate Winslet.

Shortly after the tweet went out, Twitter user @Scout_Finch[3] photoshopped a cover of ESPN magazine, featuring an unflattering photograph of President Trump playing tennis. The post (shown below, left) received more than 300 retweets and 1,800 likes.

Later that day, Twitter user and Virginia congressman @GerryConnolly[4] posted a parody with himself on the cover, and a caption that says "Wow, my first cover of Time. Asked my staff to frame this and hang it in all four of my offices." The post (shown below, right) received more than 6,100 retweets and 22,000 likes.

Here he is on the cover of ESPN Magazine! GOAT! Save EXCLUSIVE CONNOLLY IS WINNING SO MUCH HE'S TIRED OF WINNING TIME Trump's Next Move: Can He Curb Health-Care Coverage? How Stressed is Mike Pence? A Checkup Global Warming: Trump Says Chinese Hoax GERRY CONNOLLY FITARA is a legislative smash!

Throughout the day, more people photoshopped different magazine covers that parody and mock the president. Twitter user @ProBirdRights posted a parody featuring a Bird instead of Trump, garnering more than 22,000 retweets and 53,000 likes.

BIRD IS A BIG FAMOUS... EVEN THE TV! BIRD TIME Obama;bird should presdident instead of? BIRD Boring non-birb news nobody care about Amerieca's Sweethert

The Washington Post later published a follow-up story about the memes.[5] Other news outlets covered the fake cover, including CNET,[6] Fox,[7] TIME[8] and more. Twitter published a Moment documenting the story and the parodies.[9]

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Puppet Sof the Year TIME Putin pulls the Chinocchio: Clear and Present Danger strings PEEOTUS, Putin BFF's "I'm not a puppet. You're the puppet!" Person of the Year TIAME Russian Bride of the Year TIME DONALD TRUMP VLADIMIR PUTINS BLUSHING BRIDE Pa
Syria: White House Using Chem Weapons Attack as DISTRACTION. golf golf Spring CAKE golf Time in the KREMLIN AMERICA RISING BLUE VLADIMIR PUTIN 8& The GULAG: BrightLights DONALD TRUMP OOLALA: RUSSIAN WOMEN Fancy Detention Centers 6/28/17 BF4EVER Old Man-Child of the Year TIME Whiner loses top over SNL skits SCROTuS Petty Juvenile Unstable Unqualified Disrepects media but demands respect in return "The dishonest media is so mean to me!" Chump's most hair raising lwitter tantrums Swampthing of the Year TIME ToxiC New species discovered AnaxyRUS Americanus CONUS TRUMPUS POTUS is dirty creatures

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Trump purposedly, unironically has fake TIME covers of himself on his properties, probably also made by himself…

I wonder how long it will take for him to go full-out Bloo and order a double-sized golden Trump statue with diamond teeth.

Meanwhile, this lovable bastard has the internet to do it for him out of genuine love for free, and his reward is terminal cancer.


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