Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
Global Media | By Meredith Barber

Time Cover: White House Overtaken by Russian Onion Domes

Time Cover: White House Overtaken by Russian Onion Domes

Time magazine's latest cover has drawn world media attention as well as controversy for depicting current situation of United States and Russian Federation after latter's alleged hand in Trump's elevation to presidency.

In a tweet, MAD magazine has claimed that TIME has copied its December 12,2016's cover. The animated video shows the White House with one side being colored red and the cathedral's fancy, colorful columns popping out of the top.

Mad Magazine tweeted, "Once More, With Stealing Dept".

In the picture, the famous cathedral's spires, which seemingly represent Russia's growing influence and presence in Washington, tower above the White House.

Meanwhile, in the past week it was revealed Trump leaked highly classified information to Russian officials when they visited the USA capitol.

However, the latest issue may not be added to the president's collection since it depicts a artist's rendering of Russia's Kremlin (their version of White House) consuming the White House.

The cover which depicts Russian Federation taking over the White House is a metaphor for Russia's manipulation of social media in the United States. Mr Trump announced the next day that he would have fired Mr Comey regardless.

The cover also follows a series of bombshell reports and developments in the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. 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".

While Time magazine has gone after Trump before - showing him sitting in the White House during a storm in February and melting down in October 2016 - it also named him its 2016 Person of the Year.

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