Time magazine’s latest cover shows Russian onion domes taking over the White House in a reference to yet unproven ties between President Donald Trump and Russian leadership.
The cover is being seen as an attack against Trump for having close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin, and possibly a reference to recent accusations that Trump disclosed classified information to Putin during a recent meeting.
Trump has denied revealing any classified information; the accusation came from an unnamed source and has not been substantiated.
Furthermore, Russian foreign officials have also denied that classified information was revealed.
The U.S. Justice Department has now appointed a special counsel, Robert Mueller, to investigate whether there was any interference by Russia in the 2016 U.S. election or collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia. While Trump called the appointment part of “the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history” on Twitter, he also said in a statement on Wednesday that “a thorough investigation will confirm what we already know — there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity.”
In Trump’s first few months as president, Time has featured several politically focused covers critical of him; on the other hand, it also named him its 2016 Person of the Year. Trump reportedly keeps a stack of Time magazines featuring him on the cover on his desk in Trump Tower, according to CNN Politics.
MAD Magazine weighed in with a side-by-side photo showing a Dec. 12, 2016 cover of their magazine remarkably similar to the Time cover, with onion domes covering the top of the White House, and accused Time of stealing their material.
Twitter has been skeptical of the magazine’s objectivity in light of the new cover, with some pointing out the apparent bias of the magazine and the fact that no proof has been given of the allegations so far. Another challenged journalists to ask Trump about the illustration.
Imagine being an editor and thinking this is a responsible, non-hysterical thing to put on a magazine cover. http://bit.ly/2rxvAs4
— brendon b (@brendonbouzard) May 18, 2017
TIME certainly didn’t take the subtle approach to their recent cover. http://bit.ly/2rxculR
— Al-Thighda/نرجس (@TheJistOfItAll) May 18, 2017
Might have to buy this & save it for my kid cuz this aint gonna make NO SENSE trying to explain it back in 15 years. http://bit.ly/2qY8YUk
— Jedi (@Mcthinkalot) May 18, 2017
Totally non-partisan TIME Magazine. http://bit.ly/2rxmziJ
— mediacritic (@mediacritik) May 18, 2017
still not a shred of evidence of any collusion http://bit.ly/2qYbXwe
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) May 18, 2017
— Andrew Weinstein (@Weinsteinlaw) May 18, 2017
Trump may get the last laugh in the end, though.
Forget the details. Do we count the as one of the times Trump makes the cover of TIME? The President takes great interest in this tally. http://pic.twitter.com/e744nQl09y
— altFEC (@alt_fec) May 18, 2017
Source: newsmax – Time Magazine Cover Illustrates Russia Overtaking White House
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