After Trump’s phony cover, TIME gives tips on spotting fake ones

US President Donald Trump’s fake cover on a TIME issue has triggered clarification from the magazine about how to tell bogus ones from originals.

The magazine published a “how to” on Wednesday to help readers identify fake covers like the one displayed at Trump’s golf clubs recently.

The Washington Post reported Tuesday afternoon that copies of the fake cover were put on display at the Trump Organization’s golf clubs.

Dated March 1, 2009, the cover was never published by TIME.

“I can confirm that this is not a real TIME cover,” said Kerri Chyka, a spokeswoman for the magazine.

The cover was emblazoned by the president’s name, reading “The ‘Apprentice’ is a television smash!”

At least four Trump-branded golf clubs reportedly displayed the cover, while another one was displayed at Trump’s resort in Ireland.

Trump’s Turnberry club in Scotland also removed a version of the cover a few weeks ago without explanation.

In a Wednesday article

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