You know they say when two people start to hang out a lot they may begin to look like each other. This week Time Magazine put that theory to the test with a cover of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin put together. (Okay, they may have had some help with Photoshop.)
The July 30, 2018 cover of Time Magazine has more than a few of us creeped out. The cover shows the melding of Trump and Putin's faces into one terrifying face of one ultra egomaniac. What's so disturbing about the photo is how hard it is to see where Putin ends and Trump begins.
According to Time, the image was created by visual artist Nancy Burson to accompany an article written by Brian Bennett. In the piece, Bennett writes:
A year and a half into his presidency, Trump's puzzling affinity for Putin has yet to be explained. Trump is bruised by the idea that Russian election meddling taints his victory, those close to him say, and can't concede the fact that Russia did try to interfere in the election, regardless of whether it impacted the outcome. He views this problem entirely through a political lens, these people say, unable or unwilling to differentiate between the question of whether his campaign colluded with Russia—which he denies—and the question of whether Russia attempted to influence the election.
New @TIME cover shows composite image of President Trump and Russian President Putin https://t.co/ZAAdYEEFK5— TODAY (@TODAY) 1532002008.0
The new @TIME cover puts the spotlight on the Trump-Putin summit: https://t.co/iXyHnVsM5B— AJ+ (@AJ+) 1532013506.0
Time magazine merges Trump and Putin on latest cover: https://t.co/kQi3ZDyP5c https://t.co/WYVlgHaWro— The Hill (@The Hill) 1532001908.0
@thehill The face that launched 1000 nightmares.— Glen (@Glen) 1532002126.0
@thehill https://t.co/DDxNdiHTKT— Nancy Wicklund Gonzalez (@Nancy Wicklund Gonzalez) 1532002038.0
There was some debate about whether Trump would love it or hate it.
@thehill Oh man, this is gonna make the man-baby go crazy!— Jis4de (@Jis4de) 1532002833.0
@thehill @jamescoleman07 And @realDonaldTrump will probably sleep with a copy under his pillow everynight ...— jennifer vitali (@jennifer vitali) 1532009334.0
@TODAYshow @NBCNews @TIME This is beyond creepy. And the worst part is that Trump probably LOVES IT and it’s alread… https://t.co/N2wgBGO8H8— Christine Carter (@Christine Carter) 1532008691.0
No doubt the President will be tweeting about this soon.