Jan. 16, 1989, Time cover. Image from Time, July 23, 2015 article, "How Donald Trump Became Donald Trump," Time, Dan Mitchell. (Jan. 16, 1989 Time article on its website (excerpt below) didn't include cover image)
Jan. 16, 1989, "Flashy Symbol of an Acquisitive Age: DONALD TRUMP," Time,
"Young, handsome and ridiculously rich, DONALD TRUMP loves making deals and money, loathes losing and has an ego as big as the Ritz -- er, Plaza."
p. 2, "At 6 ft. 2 in., real estate tycoon Donald J. (for John) Trump does not really loom colossus-high above the horizon of New York and New Jersey. He has created no great work of art or ideas, and even as a maker or possessor of money he does not rank among the top ten, or even 50. Yet at 42 he has seized a large fistful of that contemporary coin known as celebrity. There has been artfully hyped talk about his having political ambitions, worrying about nuclear proliferation, even someday running for President."
August 20, 2015, Trump Time cover headline reads: "Deal with it." Image above from ETonline.com, 8/20/15 (scroll down). Time article is subscription
8/20/15, "Donald Trump Poses With Bald Eagle for 'Time' Magazine," etonline.com, by Jackie Willis
"Donald Trump is on the cover of Time magazine, and the headline reads: "Deal with it.""
Jan. 7, 2016 Time cover below, predicts Trump will beat GOP Establishment and become GOP nominee: "The man is moving people, and politics does not get more basic than that:"
1/7/2016 cover, "How Trump Won," Time.com, image, Time.com
National Review 1/7/16 quotes from 1/7/16 Time article by David Von Drehle: (Time 1/7/16 article requires subscription)
David Von Drehle writes in Time:
"The man is moving people, and politics does not get more basic than that. Trump is a bonfire in a field of damp kindling–an overcrowded field of governors and former governors and junior Senators still trying to strike a spark. His nearest rival, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, has traction in Iowa among the evangelical bloc and–in contrast to Trump–is a tried-and-true conservative. But with little more than half the support Trump boasts in the RealClearPolitics average of national polls, Cruz has a long way to go to show that he can move masses."
"We hear a lot of complaining from Republicans — often justified — that the media “tries to pick our nominee for us.” Trump fans probably won’t be complaining about this one." Time cover image from National Review
"How the real estate magnate took the Republican Party from its old bosses."
"A Campaign Like No Other"
11/9/16, Time cover: "" "This Is TIME’s Cover of President-Elect Donald Trump," Time.com, Olivier Laurent