Time magazine say cover used at Donald Trump resorts is 'fake news'

The framed cover is hanging in a number of his golf clubs

Time magazine say cover used at Donald Trump resorts is 'fake news'

President Donald Trump pauses as he is asked a question on health care in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington | Image: Susan Walsh/AP/Press Association Images

Time magazine say one of its issues displayed in a number of US President Donald Trump's golf clubs is fake.

The cover dated March 1st, 2009 features an image of Mr Trump and the headline: "'The Apprentice' is a television smash!".

'The Apprentice' was Mr Trump's reality TV show.

Another sub-headline above the typeface declares: "Trump is hitting on all fronts... even TV!"

Fake cover hanging in one of Trump's golf courses (left). First Time cover featuring candidate Trump from August 31st, 2015 | Image: Time 

Time magazine say there was no cover on March 1st, 2009.

It also says Mr Trump has only been on one cover of the magazine - January 16th, 1989 - prior to running for president.

First Time cover of Donald Trump from January 16th, 1989 | Image: Time

The magazine say the errors are easy to spot.

"Most fake covers do include the red border—although in the case of the Trump cover it appears in the frame to have a thinner border."

"Time has put Donald Trump's image on the cover a total of 14 times (and counting) and in the process we’ve commissioned a few of the world’s best photographers and illustrators... That type of artistic quality and creativity is not typically seen in fake covers, which usually feature stock imagery or lower-quality portraits.

"Also, in the case of the fake Trump cover, the head would have likely been silhouetted over the logo, creating what many people refer to as 'devil horns.'"