Donald Trump loves his own image, particularly when it’s splashed across the cover of a popular periodical. He’s even gone so far as to manufacture fake Time magazine covers to hang inside his properties. It now turns out that at least one of the publications regrets giving Trump ink.
Cooper Hefner, who has taken over control of Playboy from his father Hugh, slammed Trump in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
“We don’t respect the guy. There’s a personal embarrassment because Trump is somebody who has been on our cover,” Cooper said, speaking on behalf of himself and his father.
The 1990 cover in question:
Looking back, it’s appropriate that the cover boasting Donald J. Trump would prominently feature the word “racism.” If it wasn’t clear from his xenophobic campaign rhetoric, his comments in the past week defending Neo-Nazis have made it undeniable. Our president is an avowed bigot. Trump is unfit to be on the cover of any magazine, let alone sit in the Oval Office.
Our disgusting sexual predator leader is now trying to masquerade as a social conservative, despite the fact that his smug mug once leered off the cover of a magazine famous for its lewd photographs. And what’s more, the magazine is ashamed of the fact.
Rob Haffey is a writer, filmmaker, and winner of the ScreenCraft Writing Fellowship. He is a graduate of Drexel University.