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Top Trump State Dept. Official Reportedly Embellished Resume, Created Fake Time Magazine Cover

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There's little reason to think that the Trump administration prioritizes fact checking, as most recently evidenced by reports that the deputy assistant secretary in the State Department's Bureau of Conflict and Stability Operations submitted a heavily embellished resumé and a fake Time Magazine cover with her face on it to boost her credibility for the job.

Mina Chang falsely asserted that she had a Harvard degree and a former job at the United Nations. She claimed to have spoken at the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, while also leading reviewers to believe she testified before Congress.

She even went so far as to fake a Time Magazine cover featuring her face.

Mina Chang

In addition to being easily verified through Time Magazine archives, proof of the cover's illegitimacy was readily available with a closer look at the barcode.

It reads:

"9 876543210 1234567"

But if you think someone faking a Time cover to boost their perception is new for the Trump administration, you'd be wrong.

In fact, the Commander in Chief has done it himself.

A resumé with outright lies and a fake Time cover, to Twitter users, seemed like less of an embarrassment and more of a qualification when it comes to the Trump White House.

Chang's appointment raised concerns about the administration's vigilance in regards to security.

Chang has yet to respond and it's unclear if she'll stay in her current position with the State Department.