Cover Story: 'The Great Manipulator'

“There is only one President at a time, and Donald Trump is not one to cede authority. But in the early days at 1600 Pennsylvania, the portly and rumpled [Steve] Bannon (the only male aide who dared to visit Trump’s office without a suit and tie) has the tools to become as influential as any staffer in memory,” Time magazine’s David Von Drehle writes in his “The Great Manipulator” cover story, which hits newsstands Friday.

Trump’s chief White House strategist possibly is the “second most powerful man in the world,” Von Drehle writes of Bannon.

A week after Trump falsely claimed in a public presentation to CIA officials that he held the record for Timemagazine covers (Richard Nixon actually does), Bannon now has one under his belt.



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  1. Ari Rosenberg from Performance Pricing Holdings, LLC, February 2, 2017 at 4:48 p.m.

    This pending story gave me chills -- not because of Bannon, but because an iconic magazine brand is going to tell it.  That's the power of print.

  2. Joe Mandese from MediaPost Inc., February 2, 2017 at 4:52 p.m.

    Same here, Ari. That plus the fact that Trump himself indicated how important Time mag cover stories are when he first blased his running war with the media in front of the CIA's tribute wall. Clearly, it still has weight.

  3. Jason Klein from On Grid Ventures, LLC, February 3, 2017 at 9:52 a.m.

    Great analysis of the cover!  A vision of evil.

  4. Christina Ricucci from Millenia 3 Communications, February 3, 2017 at 3:12 p.m.

    Color his eyebrows and mustache black and put his photo next to Stalin: chilling!

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