Time Magazine has demanded that the Trump Organisation remove fake, framed front covers depicting a posing Donald Trump from the walls of its golf clubhouses after being made aware of the fictitious decor.
At least four Trump resorts in the US, Ireland and Scotland were found to be displaying the framed phony pics, headlined Donald Trump: The ‘Apprentice’ is a television smash!” and “Trump is hitting on all fronts… even TV!”
The only problem with this is that the issue in question, dated 1 March 2009 does not and never existed, with the closest real world analogue being a 2 March 2009 copy graced by the pensive visage of actress Kate Winslet.
A White House statement given to the Washington Post said: “We couldn’t comment on the decor at Trump Golf clubs one way or another.”
Despite resorting to phony pics in this instance Trump is no stranger to Time’s front cover having been given top billing on 11 issues this far – somewhat less than the 14 covers he once boasted of fronting and less than the 55 issues Richard Nixon dominated.
Trump might be best off being careful what he wishes for having dominated headlines for all the wrong reasons with a slew of negative headlines.