The Funniest Responses to Trump’s Time Man of the Year TweetPhoto courtesy of Getty Images Comedy Lists Donald Trump
Nothing Donald Trump does is shocking. He’s been a grotesque cartoon distortion of a rich man his entire public life, and he hasn’t changed one bit since winning the election. If anything, he’s gotten even worse.
And yet somehow he still regularly catches so many Americans off guard with his petty, moronic behavior simply because of that title he holds now. Donald Trump, to be blunt, is an idiot, and America has always known that; we’re not used to the president being so clearly, unequivocally stupid, though, and so that’s somehow made Trump capable of surprising us with his arrogance and idiocy.
Case in point: that Time Magazine Person of the Year tweet that oozed out of Trump’s fetid brain yesterday. Yes, this stooge is still president:
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 24, 2017
It really does hit the trifecta of Trump bullshit: his endless self-obsession, his love-hate relationship with the press, and his refusal to understand how anything he’s talking about actually works. Oh, and he’s also probably lying, too. So, like, a superfecta, or whatever. Really, just a super fecta—one of the most beautiful fectas you’ve ever seen. People who have been watching fectas forever came to me and said that’s the most beautiful fecta ever.
Time shot down Trump’s story in what has definitely been labelled “fake news” by Trump’s toadies at Fox News and Breitbart by now:
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
Even before Time‘s reply, though, Twitter was overloaded with great responses to our president’s completely asinine nonsense. Here are the best we could round up.
You can tell this is true because the three things we all know Donald Trump hates is attention, getting photographed, and being featured in Time. https://t.co/uWsjjhUzyH
— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) November 25, 2017
“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” pic.twitter.com/z4pDhvoJ23
— Vanessa Ramos (@thatRamosgirl) November 25, 2017
u can probably just call the White House and say ur Time magazine and need to speak to trump about man of the year and he’ll come to the phone
— JennyPentland (@JennyPentland) November 25, 2017
Burning old TIME issues that didn’t feature Trump’s face in a pyre on my lawn, arranged to spell out K-E-U-R-I-G, to trigger libs
— Gideon Resnick (@GideonResnick) November 24, 2017
TRUMP: Chunky Asses Magazine called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named “Man of the Rear,” like last year, but I would have to agree to a major photo shoot. I said probably is no good but accepted anyway! ENJOY! pic.twitter.com/0dbhkkRUXD
— Jeremy Newberger (@jeremynewberger) November 25, 2017
It should be noted that a TIME Mag photo shoot gave us one of the great Trump GIFs pic.twitter.com/7KYMlSRl9v
— Rebecca Berg (@rebeccagberg) November 24, 2017
Bbc just called to say I was PROBABLY going to be named sports personality of the 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!
— Andy Murray (@andy_murray) November 24, 2017
Sports Illustrated called and said I was probably going to be Sportsman of the Year, but it was going to take a long photo shoot and interview. I’m not proud of my recent perm and have a interpretive dance class at the interview time so I turned it down! No Thanks SI!!
— Noah Syndergaard (@Noahsyndergaard) November 25, 2017
Patton Oswalt called to say that he was going to tweet that GET OUT was PROBABLY his favorite movie of the year, but I would have to agree to get lunch with him and do a major photo shoot. I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!
— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) November 25, 2017
i had a friend in 3rd grade who used to say he had special Star Wars figures that weren’t sold in stores. every time i asked him to bring them to school he always said he forgot them at home. https://t.co/FZ2GktqWPj
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) November 24, 2017