Time Magazine has asked the Trump organisation to take down any framed copies of a fake cover featuring Donald Trump, which have been prominently displayed in at least five of the US President’s golf clubs.
The photoshopped image, which appears alongside a headline claiming the Apprentice is a “television smash”, was uncovered by a Washington Post reporter as he was visiting one of Mr Trump’s properties.
But the cover, which also says “Trump is hitting on all fronts … even TV”, claims to be from the March 1, 2009 issue of the magazine.
There was no Time issue released on that date.
Upon further examination, the Post also found several other “telling mistakes” in the cover, including a skinnier red border, no white border and an issue with the placement of the secondary headlines.
“I can confirm that this is not a real TIME cover,” a spokeswoman for Time Inc wrote in an email to The Washington Post.
The Magazine also confirmed they had asked the Trump organisation to remove the cover from display.