Sports Illustrated‘s official Twitter account has seized the opportunity to throw some delicious shade at U.S President Donald Trump.
Following news that fake Time magazines with Trump on the cover hang in several of the President’s golf clubs, Sports Illustrated tweeted this:
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
Needless to say, people have already had some fun with this at Trump’s expense:
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) June 27, 2017
My version pic.twitter.com/cUu5iSuCRi
— Cheryl Michaels (@CherylMichaels1) June 27, 2017
— The Right is Wrong (@therightswrong) June 27, 2017
The news of the fake Time magazine covers broke on Tuesday when a reporter from The Washington Post noticed a framed copy hanging in one of the President’s golf resorts.
The cover looked at little off, and after some quick sleuthing it was discovered that it was a fake. The fake cover was then found in at least four of the president’s other golf resorts.
The cover is dated March 1 2009 and features a picture of Trump with the headline: “Donald Trump: The ‘Apprentice’ is a television smash! …TRUMP IS HITTING ON ALL FRONTS . . . EVEN TV!”
The only problem is there was no March 1 2009 issue of Time and Trump wasn’t on the cover at all in 2009. In fact, prior to running for president, Trump was on the cover of Time once in 1989. His 13 other real Time covers have all occurred within the last two years.
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
Considering the President’s flexible relationship with the truth, it isn’t surprising that fake Time covers adorn the walls of his businesses.
On Monday, The New York Times devoted a whole page to printing out Trump’s lies.
If liars’ pants are often on fire then Trump’s are most certainly ablaze. Remarkably, Trump managed to say something untrue in public every day for the first 40 days of his presidency, according to The New York Times.
That’s a whole lot of lies, even by a politician’s standards.
— Stuart A. Thompson (@stuartathompson) June 25, 2017
The Washington Post reports that by 5 p.m on Tuesday, a spokeswoman for Time said that the magazine had asked the Trump Organisation to take the phony Time’s down. Trump has yet to respond. Perhaps we’ll see a midnight Twitter tirade about it.
At this point, it is unclear who made the fake magazines and how and why they got onto the walls. Like a lot of Trump-related things, we might have to just embrace the mystery.