‘Time’ magazine’s epically candid cover shines spotlight on Donald Trump Jr.’s emails
Congrats, Donald Trump Jr. you’ve got yourself a Time Magazine cover, just like dad!
The Trump family should know by now that magazine covers show no mercy, but juuuust in case it slipped their minds Time’s latest doozy will surely remind them.
If you haven’t heard, Donald Trump Jr. recently found himself at the center of the ongoing Trump-Russia controversy when the New York Times obtained and published (not to be outdone by Trump Jr. himself) emails that show him arranging a meeting with a Russian lawyer with ties to the Kremlin in 2016.
In response, Time went all in. The magazine literally transposed the email text onto an image of Trump Jr.s face, even remembering to bold the most damning words to make things easier for everyone.
In the accompanying story, writerDavid Von Drehle dives into the speculations that Trump family may have conspired with Russian officials, kicking things off by stating, “The most pressing question of our time might be: How bad is it?”
A dramatic video animation of the cover shows the emails that “cranked up the heat” on the first family, and ends by slapping the words “Red Handed” over Trump Jr.’s face.
TIME’s new cover: How Donald Trump Jr.s emails have cranked up the heat on his family https://t.co/ZAsDutISc6 pic.twitter.com/QmtUOQf7uO
TIME (@TIME) July 13, 2017
And naturally, once the cover hit Twitter, the reactions started rolling on in. Some were shocked that Time was so blunt, fearing the president would we pissed as hell.
I don’t think daddy will be pinning this Time cover to the walls of Mar-a-Lago. pic.twitter.com/azq3Q4rdED
CJ Werleman (@cjwerleman) July 13, 2017
Here’s the cover of TIME magazine. Donald Trump might get angry at his son now for being on the cover lol pic.twitter.com/KRAHHbUtPV
Erick Fernandez (@ErickFernandez) July 13, 2017
This Time Magazine cover is badass pic.twitter.com/7tgG9CzqvH
Cinderella Man (@Osi_Suave) July 13, 2017
But others simply cracked jokes about Trump Jr.’s new “I love it” mustache, and the fact that Trump would be proud of his son just for making it on the cover of Time a real cover.
Until this @TIME cover, I had never noticed this about #DonaldTrumpJr pic.twitter.com/dNW9ZM5n3D
Toby Earle (@TobyonTV) July 13, 2017
Am I the only one who thinks the new @time cover of Donnie Jr & his infamous “I love it” email quote looks like a certain German dictator? pic.twitter.com/P6wy1KQSEz
Hend Amry (@LibyaLiberty) July 13, 2017
He made the cover of Time! Dad must be proud! pic.twitter.com/HVxEu8pclS
David Mack (@davidmackau) July 13, 2017
@realDonaldTrump look 45, Donnie jr has his own Time cover! pic.twitter.com/qKDOIyZnBC
Michael Tyus (@MichaelTyus) July 13, 2017
Your son has his own authentic cover on Time ! Congrats! pic.twitter.com/6210UnuX3n
Jennydjld (@Jennydjld) July 13, 2017
Oh no, Junior!! You did it! No, not collude, everyone knows that. You made the cover of TIME!! Maybe Rolling Stone next, or !! pic.twitter.com/q8iVF1SEcG
Oh no, Mr. Bill (@bilrups) July 13, 2017
Time also took shots at Donald Trump’s relationship with Russia in a recent cover featuring a mashup of the White House and Moscow’s St. Basil’s Cathedral, and has been openly throwing shade at his behavior since his inauguration.
Which Trump will receive this great honor next? Only time will tell.
Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/07/13/donald-trump-jr-time-cover-russia/