‘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.
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.
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.
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.