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Did Time magazine give Trump devil horns?

Reuters

Though some may believe Donald Trump is the devil, social media is questioning whether Time was hinting at the comparison when the magazine created its 2016 "Person of the Year" cover.

Time unsurprisingly selected Trump has the year's most impactful person, and the choice quickly shifted to how the cover was created. The Time logo was placed under Trump with the "M" landing just beneath his head so it appears that he has "devil horn," according to several social media users.

A Twitter user pointed out that Time also did the same with Putin on its 2007 Person of the Year cover — one it's most controversial choices.

But the magazine, facing the devil horn acusation more than once in the past, including for the pope, pointed out in a 2015 online post that it's not playing politics and the horns are not deliberate:

There was some hubbub online Thursday over TIME’s latest cover, which appeared to show Hillary Clinton sporting a set of horns. (This sort of thing has happened before.) Given the shape of the letter “m” in the magazine’s name and its location on the cover, many other subjects in the past have also appeared to sprout extra features (in fact this happened to Hillary Clinton at least once before. Same goes for Bill Clinton. George W. Bush too). Check out everyone from Margaret Thatcher to Pope Francis to Jesus to Darth Vader who have received the rough end of TIME’s “horns.” Any resemblance to cats, bats or devil horns is entirely coincidental.

 
 
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