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.
Oddly enough, though, instead of displaying his actual 1989 Time cover that read "this man may turn you green with envy-or just turn you off", Trump opted for a version that, as the two characteristic exclamation points splashed across the issue readily suggest, happens to be fake.
Time Magazine has asked Trump to remove fake Time covers that feature Trump on the cover from the walls of his golf clubs. The cover appears to celebrate his NBC reality competition show The Apprentice with the headline "Trump Is Hitting On All Fronts..."
The Washington Post uncovered the photoshopped image, which claims to be from the March 1st, 2009 issue of Time.
One of the clubs where the fake cover resides is the Trump National in Virginia.
Fahrenthold says the cover is definitely fake because it "contains several small but telling mistakes", including a red border that "is skinnier than that of a genuine Time cover" and secondary headlines that are "are stacked on the right side". Similarly, the Ireland golf course reported that the cover in their establishment was moved from a restaurant area to a manager's office.
Asked for comment, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told the Post in an email: "We couldn't comment on the decor at Trump Golf clubs one way or another". "I have six for politics and I have two for real estate or whatever they put me on for".
According to Fahrenthold, the date on the faux-TIME cover is 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.