Portrait of chaos

Time’s new cover is going to royally piss off Donald Trump

When Donald Trump was named Time Magazine’s ‘person of the year’, he used it as an opportunity to gloat. The irony, of course, was that being ‘person of the year’ is not necessarily a compliment, and upon further inspection, even the cover photo held clues that Trump’s impending presidency was doomed.

Still, that didn’t stop him from counting it among his many successes in life.

A Politico journalist even caught him with a stack of his ‘person of the year’ magazines on his desk, suggesting then President-elect Trump was handing them out as victory calling cards


Well there’s no way President Trump can spin Time’s latest cover as anything except what it is: a mirror held up to his disastrous first month as leader of the country.

Here’s what will hit news stands on Feb. 27:

Somehow we doubt he’ll be keeping a stack of this issue on his desk in the Oval Office.

“Painting this cover was like imagining a movie,” Tim O’Brien, the cover artist, said. “I see it all in my head, the swirling rain, the wind blowing papers across the desk, the splats of the heavy raindrops on the desk. The e-mail from [TIME Creative Director] D.W. Pine asked if I could paint Trump in a storm. As soon as he asked I saw the image. A cartoonist might get the subject to react, to animate, hold on and grimace in the face of the wind. I saw it more as a dead pan look at us. In paintings, it is the contrast that creates the interest, in this case, the calm and the chaos.”

Expect a Tweet from Donald about the “failing” Time Magazine any day now, and watch their subscription numbers spike.

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  • DCguy

    Countdown to all of the fake Troll accounts coming in claiming that they USED to be liberal, but articles like this are just so MEAN that now they are raging conservatives.

    Or of course they are just anti-lgbt Log Cabin Republicans.

    • RIGay

      Naaa… he LOVES publicity, even bad publicity.

  • jason_evans

    Who reads TIME anymore?

    • Juanjo

      Speaking of trolls, look who oozed out from under a rock to comment. BTW way troll boy the anser to your question is average readership weekly is around 3.3 million people. How many people read your drivel? Other than your mamma who helps you with the spelling?

    • Charlie in Charge

      Their current circulation is 3,032,581.

    • ChrisK

      Jason Evans aka Brian aka Jason Smeds aka….

    • 1EqualityUSA

      Neo_____ is JoeyT and SeeingAll… though he has yet to take my suggested name for him, “Mr. Moiety”. He’s a shadowboxer. Controversy feels at home. Unresolved pain resurfaces like a dream, over and over until it no longer carries the power of a monster. Trolls take to comment threads, dipping their heads into the water and emerging, fed.

  • whatevz

    Some people prefer Ireland’s Village Magazine cover with crosshairs on Trump’s head to this one

  • batesmotel

    What is your obsessive hard on for Trump? What happened to articles about gay life?

    • 1EqualityUSA

      mrbates, Chaos isn’t usually beneficial to our community. Scared people do weird things to make themselves feel better. Even if this article isn’t specifically about gays, administrations can make life less merry for us, and scared citizens make their beliefs known in voting booths.

    • 1EqualityUSA

      they forgot the masking tape on the tie.

    • DCguy

      These Trolls are HILARIOUS! So we have a president who stated he would appoint judges to get rid of lgbt rights. AND chose as his VP one of the most notorious anti-lgbt politicians in the country……..But the trolls are crying that this isn’t a “GAY” story.

      Nice try Troll.

    • ChrisK

      Not just the VP but his entire administration.

    • glenn_queen

      Exactly. You need to fire whoever is doing your political articles because they’re obsessed with trying to put Trump and his family in the worst possible light. It’s just laughable. I’m one of many gay Conservatives who voted for him and support him through this transition of power.

    • 1EqualityUSA

      DCguy is a prophet.

    • Jack Meoff

      @glenn_queen nobody needs to TRY to paint Trump in a bad light he is achieving that all by himself.

  • ejmac1967

    That cover is going to finish him off.

  • Jack Meoff

    Trump must be ruing the day he decided to run for president. I am curious to see what impact this is going to have on his other affairs once he is out.

  • NateOcean

    Wasn’t Hitler was Time magazine’s man of the year?

    • mhoffman953

      What are you trying to say? Are you saying because Hitler was on Time magazine that Trump is literally Hitler?

      Hitler drank water before too. Does that mean everyone who drinks water is literally Hitler?

      I hope your remark was sarcasm and not trying to draw an intellectual parallel

    • DCguy

      Funny, he didn’t say anything of that, but you sure ran with it didn’t you? You’re like the abused wife obsessively defending her husband.

    • dwes09


      “What are you trying to say?”

      What he was trying to say was pretty obvious, not at all a stretch except for the intellectually challenged with an alt-right agenda. He was reinforcing the point that Trump is naive to see his first Time cover, and the person of the year designation as something positive (Time has reiterated several times that it is not an accolade but an acknowledgement of impact for good or bad).

      So…to state the obvious once again: you regressives need to learn how to think.

    • dwes09

      (first time cover as president, and first “person of the year” designation)

  • btrmale

    As long as he sees his face on the cover of anything, he’ll be delighted.

    Today, when he was at the press conference talking about reporters, what they ALL should do is just not go so there’s a empty room. He’s got nothing to say about all the fake news, so when he’s being ugly to them in the conferences, they just need to all get up and LEAVE him in a room by himself. His ego wouldn’t be able to take that….he’d probably have a stroke! He loves turmoil and loves when he can get people to react. Just leave him alone. But if he goes away, I think we’ll be in worse shape under Pence. He’s not just evil, but a bad businessman like Trump….he’s just evil. Trump still hasn’t made his taxes public……he’s got lots to hide! Certainly not a open book.

    • gayjim1969

      Then it would just be the sycophants at Fox and Breitbart left to cover Trump–which is what he wants. It would be the beginning of state-sponsored media, just like Russia has.

    • DCguy

      That would work ONLY if the other stations, in addition to not showing up, refused to cover his statements. Not showing up but still printing what Conway said on her twitter feed wouldn’t work.

  • Terry Asher

    Trump ,so far has not done anything so extreme as past Presidents.

  • o.codone

    All publicity is good publicity. The liberal media sailed Trump right into the Oval Office with their constant exposure. Even bad exposure is exposure, and that’s good. Is the media really that stupid that they don’t get it? They are keeping Trump alive and well with all the hysteria, the negativity and the shrill complaints. Keep it up girls and we’ll have not just 4 years, but 8.

    • 1EqualityUSA

      Mmmm, no. This is turning on the trump-man, irreparably. The spores are already lining up; the taint is on.

    • ErikO

      What you posted is very true.

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