Notice anything curious about TIME’s Trump cover? Take a good look…

Hard to imagine TIME magazine hadn’t been hoping (planning even) to feature Hillary Clinton for this year’s “Person of the Year” honor, after she became the first woman president. (Though at least TIME didn’t get so far as printing and distributing the Hillary issues, like their cohort Newsweek did — awkward.)

As disappointed as they may be, today TIME magazine declared President-elect Donald Trump their “Person of the Year.”

It’s hardly the first time Trump’s made the cover of TIME, though some appearances have been more flattering than others.

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Here’s a picture of today’s cover:


Notice anything unusual about the latest cover featuring Trump? For a comparison, here’s what it looked like after Barack Obama won the presidency, and became TIME‘s person the year. version.indd

Barack Obama is simply president — while Trump is the president of the “Divided States of America.”

Those at TIME were among those complaining about the problems President Barack Obama inherited from President George W. Bush. By that logic, didn’t President Trump inherit a divided America from Obama, Divider in Chief?

[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]


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