Trump boasts another falsehood about his Time Magazine covers stating he’s been on it “15 times this year!”
Trump appeared at CIA and stated:
“I have been on their cover [of Time Magazine] like, 14 or 15 times. I think we have the all-time record in the history of Time Magazine. Like, if Tom Brady is on the cover, it’s one time, because he won the Super Bowl or something, right? [Laughter.] I’ve been on it for 15 times this year. I don’t think that’s a record, Mike [Pompeo], that can ever be broken. Do you agree with that? What do you think?”
TIME MAGAZINE told Politico’s Playbook Trump has actually been on the cover 11 times. He was on the cover this week, 8 times in 2016, once in 2015 and once in 1989. Richard Nixon was on the cover 55 times.
President Trump used his CIA appearance as an opportunity to boast about his magazine covers and inauguration crowd attendance. Both of the claims were blatantly false, provable by facts. Why the president continues to utter falsehoods confounds the American public.