White House overtaken by Russian minarets on new Time cover
- Author: Leroy Wright May 19, 2017,
May 19, 2017, 22:05
TIME magazine is raising eyebrows with their latest cover depicting the White House being transformed into Russian Federation.
In the picture, the famous cathedral's spires, which seemingly represent Russia's growing influence and presence in Washington, tower above the White House. And it's a winking reference to the news earlier this week, when President Donald Trump reportedly disclosed highly classified information to Russian officials during an Oval Office meeting.
TIME's cover, with no cover line, has a photo manipulation of the White House and Russia's St Basil's Cathedral on Red Square. Trump later went on to admit that the reports were actually true. As the White House struggles with an avalanche of allegations stemming from the presidential campaign's connections with Russian Federation, aides are more willing than ever to leak their frustration to the press. Investigations into the Trump campaign's alleged collusion with Russian Federation will now be led by a special counsel, former FBI Director, Robert Mueller; an investigation for which Trump may have fired the most recent former FBI chief, James Comey.
The story could cause the president to sour on the prestigious magazine.
Time even did an animated version of the cover for online. While Trump called the appointment part of "the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history" on Twitter, he also said in a statement on Wednesday that "a thorough investigation will confirm what we already know - there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity". Trump was named the magazine's person of the year in 2016.