Trump accused of displaying fake magazine covers

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Time magazine has requested that the Trump Organization remove copies of a fake cover of President Trump that are reportedly displayed at the company’s golf clubs.

The magazine issued the request following a Tuesday report in The Washington Post revealing that at least four golf clubs bearing the Trump name had displayed the fake Time covers which depicted Trump along with the headline: “Donald Trump: The ‘Apprentice’ is a television smash!”

Kerri Chyka, a spokeswoman for Time, said in an email to the Post that the cover, dated March 1, 2009, was never published by the magazine.

“I can confirm that this is not a real TIME cover,” Chyka wrote.

The Hill reported that the fake cover was purportedly displayed in at least two Trump-branded golf clubs in the U.S. Another was sighted at the company’s resort in Ireland, but was recently relocated from a restaurant to a manager’s office.

A cover that had been viewable by the public at the company’s Turnberry club in Scotland was removed a several weeks ago without explanation.

In at least one location, the fake cover appeared interspersed among authentic magazine covers.

In July 2016, Trump said, “I think I was on the cover of Time magazine twice in my life and like six times in the last number of months.”

“So you tell me which is more important, real estate or politics, OK? I have six for politics and I have two for real estate or whatever they put me on for.”

According to the Post, the president was featured only once on the cover of the magazine before he entered politics—in January 1989 when he was a New York businessman.

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