Did Time Magazine publish a cover calling Donald Trump the worst president ever and saying he has "disgraced the highest office in the nation"? No, that's not true: A meme making the claim features a fake cover image.
The claim appeared in a post shared on September 18, 2020 by a Facebook page named "CAKE" (archived here) with following text "Unfair portrayal? Explain why or why not." The image featured a photo of President Trump with the skin on the left side of his face missing. The words on the fake cover read:
WORST. PRESIDENT. EVER. How DONALD TRUMP has disgraced the highest office in the nation. Divider Liar Rapist Thief Usurper Manipulator Collaborator Traitor
This is what the post looked like on Facebook at the time of writing:
(Source: Facebook screenshot taken on Sun Sep 20 22:30:07 2020 UTC)
This is a screenshot of the meme:
The attempt to fake a Time cover is weak. It has no date or usual markings of a real cover.
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