President Donald Trump
doesn’t need a pretext to bash the media, but Time
magazine just handed him one.
By now, the world has seen the infamous image of the two-year-old Honduran girl sobbing as her mother is searched in McAllen, TX near the southern border. The photo, shot by Getty’s John Moore
on June 12, made that child, according to Time
, “the face of the family separation policy.”
So, it was a bold message from the publication when it cropped out the girl and placed her on its cover, standing beneath Trump, who is towering over her against Time
’s signature red backdrop across which is printed, “Welcome to America.”
However, just as soon as the cover was released, the border patrol agent
involved in the scene said the mother and child were never separated, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed
they are being housed together.
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