March 2009 Time cover of Trump is phony

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But there's one Time magazine cover that features Donald Trump he can't count to bring his total to 15: the one that is framed and hangs on the walls of at least four of his golf course clubs, dated March 1, 2009. As The Washington Post reported, a photo of Trump dining with former National Football League star Peyton Manning and Republican Senator Bob Corker earlier this month showed the president actually sitting facing the Time cover.

The Trump Organization, and various employees of the golf clubs that feature a framed copy of the image, did not explain who created the fake cover or why.

The image, which claims to be from March 1, 2009, seemingly celebrates the US President's reality show The Apprentice with the headline "Trump Is Hitting On All Fronts..."

The secondary headlines are placed on the wrong part of the page, and the world famous magazine never uses exclamation marks on the cover.

As The Washington Post's David Farenthold reports: "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".

It's entirely unclear how the cover came into being, or whether Trump himself is aware it's a fake.

The Trump Organization has not responded to requests for comment from The Post, and when they contacted White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to find out why the clubs displayed a fake cover, she replied that they "couldn't comment on the decor at Trump Golf clubs one way or another". "So you tell me, which is more important, real estate or politics, okay?"

"I have been on their cover 14 or 15 times". Former President Richard Nixon actually holds that title, appearing on the cover 55 times. The cover is dated March 1, 2009.

Trump has been on the cover of Time magazine on numerous occasions throughout his political career, and has valued the placement on the cover as a badge of honor.

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