June 28, 2017, 10:57 AM EDT / Updated June 28, 2017, 11:25 AM EDT
By Kalhan Rosenblatt
Although Donald Trump has repeatedly appeared on the cover of Time Magazine in the last year, the company is asking that a framed cover image of Trump be taken down from the walls of several golf clubs.
That’s because the cover hanging in several Trump Organization clubs is a phony, a Time spokesperson confirmed to NBC News.
The March 1, 2009, cover was first identified as fake by The Washington Post in a story published on Tuesday, and several markers give away that the cover isn’t genuine.
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The magazine’s red border is thinner on the Trump cover than a real cover and is missing a thin, white border on the inside of the red. A barcode in the right-hand corner is the same as a design tutorial created by a Peruvian designer, according to the Post.
Headlines on a real cover appear across the top of the page. The fake cover’s headlines appear down the right side.
Another factor complicating the authenticity of the Trump cover — Time didn’t publish a March 1, 2009, cover, according to the Post. It published a cover featuring actress Kate Winslet the following day.