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Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke September 21, 2020

A fake Donald Trump Time cover spreads on social media

If Your Time is short

  • This isn’t an authentic Time cover. 

President Donald Trump has appeared on the cover of Time dozens of times, but a photo of him under the words "Worst. President. Ever" is not among them.

A post with an image of this cover was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Facebook.) 

The fake cover story being shared on social media shows a doctored image of Trump with part of his face appearing as a skeleton. "How Donald Trump has disgraced the highest office in the nation," it says, along with the words "divider," "liar," "rapist," "thief," "usurper," "manipulator," "collaborator" and "traitor." 

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Kristin Matzen, a spokesperson for Time, told us that the image in the Facebook post is not an authentic Time cover. 

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