Trump’s Obsession with Time Magazine Continues, Magazine Calls Him “Incorrect”
The day after Thanksgiving, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to brag about a supposed phone call he was thankful for receiving.
“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!” said Trump.
Time Magazine was quick to respond with a tweet negating the President’s claims saying, “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 publication, which is December 6.
— TIME (@TIME) November 25, 2017
Of course, Trump’s outright lie of a tweet immediately sparked a Twitter firestorm of jokes and Memes at his continually misled hubris.
Supermodel Chrissy Tiegen, who is known for being funny and straightforward on social media, responded to Time Magazine’s tweet with her own correction.
“he isn’t incorrect. he is a liar. call him a liar. love you.” Tiegen said.
he isn't incorrect. he is a liar. call him a liar. love you.
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) November 25, 2017
Comedian, writer, and actor Kumail Nanjiani mocked Trump with a tweet proving that imitation is not always born out of flattery.
“Hollywood called to say that The Big Sick was PROBABLY going to be named “Movie (Film) of the Century,” & make a billion dollars at the box office (domestic) & win every Oscar, even ones from years past. I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!”
Nanjiani’s independent film, The Big Sick, was written by and based on the love story of him and his wife.
Vanessa Ramos, a writer for NBC’s comedy Superstore, jabbed Trump with mimicry.
“Good Boy Magazine called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named “Dog 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” she tweeted, with a picture of a dog surrounded by wallpaper he had torn down.
“He isn’t incorrect. He is a liar. Call him a liar. Love you.” Tiegen said.
Trump’s tweet about turning down the coveted “Man (Person) of the Year” cover would be enough proof that our President has an inappropriate and unhinged obsession with his ego and the media, but with a little research Twitter users have found that Trump’s obsession with Time is an annual occurrence.
Twitter users like Brian Krassenstein are now sharing a screenshot of all the times Trump has tweeted about being selected as “Man (Person) of the Year.” Trump has tweeted about it six times: November 24, 2017; December 15, 2016; December 9, 2015 (twice on this day); December 7, 2014; October 26, 2012.
Apparently Trump gets all hot and bothered every year when it comes to Time's Person of the Year. pic.twitter.com/wO06dtBeH2
— Brian Krassenstein🐬 (@krassenstein) November 26, 2017
Moreover, this year isn’t the first time President Trump has made up his own “alternate facts” about Time Magazine covers.
In fact it was only until this past summer that a fake edition of the magazine, with Trump on the front cover, hung in some of his golf clubs. The falsified cover is from March 1, 2009 (an issue that doesn’t exist, but the date is that of when The Celebrity Apprentice premiered.)
According to The Washington Post, the fake magazine was displayed “in at least four of Trump’s 17 golf clubs…[and] at Trump’s resort in Doral, Fla., outside Miami, the fake image hangs in two prominent spots.”
“Donald Trump: The ‘Apprentice’ is a television smash!” The headline declared.
“TRUMP IS HITTING ON ALL FRONTS . . . EVEN TV!” the fabricated cover stated.
How’s that for fake news?
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