Donald Trump went on Twitter on Friday to lay claim that TIME Magazine considered naming him "Person of the Year," even though they had already done so last year. But because he couldn't commit to an interview and photo shoot (too busy with his golfing), he would have to pass. Such a statement reeks of delusion and a bruised, overly-self-infatuated ego.
"Time Magazine called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named “Man (Person) of the Year,” like last year, but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot. I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!"
To say people are skeptical of the Trump's claim would be an understatement.
"Time Magazine called me, too, but the photo shoot didn’t work out for my schedule. Had to take a pass."
Time Magazine called me, too, but the photo shoot didn’t work out for my schedule. Had to take a pass.— JONATHAN 💉💉 GARCIA (@JONATHAN 💉💉 GARCIA) 1511563860.0
I was Time's Person of the Year in 2006. They didn't ask me for an interview or photo shoot. https://t.co/qQK2nzWTi5— Bill Shea (@Bill Shea) 1511563770.0
It doesn't help Trump that not one person has ever been back-to-back Person of the Year in consecutive years.
Doesn’t look like there has ever been a back to back Person of the Year https://t.co/uWQhMHBTzL— Charlie Spiering (@Charlie Spiering) 1511564745.0
Other people honestly couldn't care any less about what Trump says anymore.
Award-winning director and writer Ava DuVernay (13th, Selma, Wrinkle in Time) expressed the thoughts of millions in two succinct words: "Nobody cares."
@realDonaldTrump Nobody cares.— Ava DuVernay (@Ava DuVernay) 1511565756.0
It's looking like Trump is probably (definitely) NOT Person of the Year.
"Hate to tell you but that PROBABLY means you’re NOT Person of the Year. They just wanted a photo shoot. But I’m sure you still have that fake TIME cover somewhere in storage."
Hate to tell you but that PROBABLY means you’re NOT Person of the Year. They just wanted a photo shoot. But I’m sur… https://t.co/0xQVsRaFlg— Richard Stengel (@Richard Stengel) 1511565144.0
Oh, that's right! Trump has lied before about being on the cover of TIME. He's gone so far as to put a fake cover on display at some of his Mar-a-Lago golf club.
Sheer astonishment is appropriate right now! ⚡️ Trump hangs a fake Time cover in his golf clubs @washingtonpost https://t.co/FRAnIYIs09— Tony Norman (@Tony Norman) 1498602821.0
Liar, liar, pants on fire.
More and more people are calling Trump what he is: a liar.
@realDonaldTrump Liar! https://t.co/kDyilkuAKs— Justin “wear a mask and wash those hands”James (@Justin “wear a mask and wash those hands”James) 1511665798.0
A fake TIME cover for a fake president.
What's next? Sexiest Man Alive?
@realDonaldTrump In more recent developments, Following his claim of turning down Time's Man of the Years, Trump al… https://t.co/oCr8MzBFLQ— Seth G Breedlove (@Seth G Breedlove) 1511622725.0
Wait, is this how we ended up with Blake Shelton as Sexiest Man Alive? He’s the only one who agreed to the intervie… https://t.co/ssNvSXt9Zz— Brianne (@Brianne) 1511567633.0
Tired of his lying, some people on Twitter got brutal with their reaction to the president's claim.
@realDonaldTrump "...so anyway, I broke up with THEM. They did NOT break up with ME."— Sarcasmic 🥕 (@Sarcasmic 🥕) 1511664036.0
Sniff sniff. You smell that? Smells like...
Finally, TIME Magazine spoke up and exposed Trump's lie.
Turns out that Trump's narrative of TIME contacting him is, well, very much a lie. You're caught red-handed, Donnie.
"The President is incorrect about how we choose Person of the Year. TIME does not comment on our choice until publication, which is December 6."
The President is incorrect about how we choose Person of the Year. TIME does not comment on our choice until public… https://t.co/cFgPgaJ3lv— TIME (@TIME) 1511573236.0
Now it is always possible that Trump is telling the truth (bear with us now). Maybe he really did receive a phone call...
@realDonaldTrump https://t.co/hWr3lj6R7z— Goofy Sufi (@Goofy Sufi) 1511665046.0
A number of better options for Person of the Year were suggested.
Football quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Please be Kaepernick. Please be Kaepernick. Please be Kaepernick. Please be Kaepernick. Please be Kaepernick. Pleas… https://t.co/jKjlJ5UmSH— Patrick Quaife (@Patrick Quaife) 1511565148.0
The women who exposed Harvey Weinstein.
@TIME The man of the year this year should be the WOMEN who came out against Harvey Weinstein.— Patricia Arquette (@Patricia Arquette) 1511564045.0
Juli Briskman, who was fired after a photo of her giving the middle finger to President Donald Trump’s motorcade went viral.
Or how about social activist Tarana Burke, who started the #metoo movement.
Just what is Trump's beef with TIME anyway?
Is this because they gave him devil horns last year?
Or is he jealous of the love the magazine has shown to Barack Obama?
Even Hillary Clinton has received plenty of magazine cover real estate. And we know Trump is obsessed with Hillary.
@ImpeachTrump45 @BarbFrances58 @realDonaldTrump Don’t forget this too https://t.co/DDvLEByNTa— Tracy Quinn (@Tracy Quinn) 1511668027.0
We'll have to wait until next week to find out who is indeed this year's TIME Person of the Year, but it is safe to say that the people have spoken in regard to the liar-in-chief. Sentiments shared by this bald eagle.
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