The framed copy of Time magazine, dated March 1st 2009, was hung up in at least five of President Trump’s clubs, from South Florida to Scotland. Filling the entire cover was a photo of Donald Trump.
“Donald Trump: The ‘Apprentice’ is a television smash!” the big headline said. Above the Time nameplate, there was another headline in all caps: “TRUMP IS HITTING ON ALL FRONTS . . . EVEN TV!”
Unfortunately, there was no issue at all in 2009 that had Trump on the cover.
So how did Trump - who spent an entire campaign and much of his presidency accusing the mainstream media of producing "fake news" - wind up decorating his properties with a literal piece of phony journalism?
The cover seems to fit a broader pattern for Trump, who has often boasted of his appearances on Time's cover and adorned his Trump Tower office with images of himself from magazines and newspapers.
At the same club, Trump's staff put up a historical marker declaring that there had been a Civil War battle on the site - and that the adjacent Potomac River became a "River of Blood." (Also proven to be fake)
In addition, the fake cover was hung up near the entrance of Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., according to a photo taken in July 2016 by Scott Keeler, a photographer at the Tampa Bay Times.
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