‘The ultimate fake news’: Internet ridicules Trump’s narcissistic phony Time magazine cover
Almost as soon as news broke that President Donald Trump has fake TIME magazine covers featuring himself hanging in many of his golf clubs, Twitter ran with it almost as fast as they did with “covfefe.”
“Trump has been on Time’s cover 14 times. Obama has 22 covers. Might be why the Donald resorted to printing fakes. Gotta measure up somehow,” entrepreneur Adam Best wrote.
Although President Richard Nixon holds the record for gracing TIME’s cover 55 times, Trump has claimed he’s been on the cover more than anyone else before.
“He said he is worth 10 billion too,” a user named Steve Redmond wrote. “The aura of BS is orange.”
David Farenholdt, the Washington Post writer who broke the fake TIME cover story, updated the story to add that TIME “has asked [Trump’s] businesses to remove the phony magazine covers from their walls.”
Read the best responses to Trump’s fake TIME cover below.
— Gerry Connolly (@GerryConnolly) June 27, 2017
*stares into the horizon* no, there’s no symbolism or dramatic irony or anything here, nope, nothing to see https://t.co/71cnmSUibi
— ♀️ (@sarahjeong) June 27, 2017
— Joe Kooijman (@ereunetes) June 27, 2017
— James Santelli (@JamesSantelli) June 27, 2017
What I love about Trump having the fake Time cover at his properties is that it’s the kind of thing you would buy at a mall in the 80s.
— Damin Esper (@DaminEsper) June 27, 2017
— Radhika Jones (@radhikajones) June 27, 2017
oh my god THE FAKE NEWS IS COMING FROM INSIDE THE TRUMP GOLF CLUB https://t.co/vciR5hmmmD
— Carlos Lozada (@CarlosLozadaWP) June 27, 2017
I Would say ‘UNBELIEVABLE’ But then I remember it’s Donald Trump. https://t.co/i9CcCLa6UD
— Impeach Donald Trump (@Impeach_D_Trump) June 27, 2017
LOL Trump *LITERALLY* has fake news hanging on the walls of at least 17 of his golf clubs. https://t.co/JBwFe6QyEq
— Eric Schmeltzer (@JustSchmeltzer) June 27, 2017
Real Trump Time Magazine cover (left) vs the Photoshopped one (right) he has hanging in his golf clubs… pic.twitter.com/bNVEEocM6q
— William LeGate (@williamlegate) June 27, 2017
— David Fahrenthold (@Fahrenthold) June 27, 2017
Put yourself on the cover of SI. We won’t tell anyone it’s fake pic.twitter.com/XkPt9jkylH
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) June 27, 2017
— Andrew Mason (@MaseDenver) June 27, 2017
— Matt Mittenthal (@mattmittenthal) June 27, 2017