Trump’s latest faux pas offered up plenty of internet fodder from our favorite celebrities
Another day, another lie so staggeringly transparent delivered by Donald Trump. Most recently in the form of lying about Time magazine and their annual end-of-year, “Person of the Year” cover.
In case anyone forgot, he was awarded (much to everyone’s chagrin) “Person of the Year” last year. But claims he was offered the honor again this year (he wasn’t). Behold, the saddest tweet of all time:
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
Yeah, and the Powerball lottery people said I was PROBABLY the winner of hundreds of millions of dollars, but I turned it down because I’m better than that! Anyhoo — Time, for their part, expertly and immediately rebuffed Trump’s latest “LOOK AT ME, LOOK AT ME DOING A THING” attempt.
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
It’s like a car crash, isn’t it? You know what you’re looking at is bad — awful, even — but you just can’t not look at it. Naturally, the entire internet (or at least the non-Russian bot Twitter accounts sans American flag emojis in their bios) had a freaking field day, because this is just who we are as people now.
But by far the best tweets were those from some of our favorite and most beloved celebrities, who roasted Trump’s latest faux pas better than your Tony Bennett’s chestnuts on an open fire.
.@nytimes just called to say I was PROBABLY going to be named comedienne 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
— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) November 25, 2017
SLAY. Slay all day, JLD.
Mama it's so weird. They just called me to say I'm the grossest mom of the year because I haven't washed my hair in a week. Awesome
— christina applegate (@1capplegate) November 25, 2017
Time Magazine called to say that I was DEFINITELY going to be named "Man (Person) of the Year" but I would have to agree to leak major #Ep8 spoilers. I said "no problem", but then they told me you turned it down and now I don't want it anymore. Thanks anyway! https://t.co/0tPGr1cNEM
Time Magazine called to say that I was DEFINITELY going to be named "Man (Person) of the Year" but I would have to agree to leak major #Ep8 spoilers. I said "no problem", but then they told me you turned it down and now I don't want it anymore. Thanks anyway! https://t.co/0tPGr1cNEM— @HamillHimself (@HamillHimself) November 25, 2017
Even Luke Skywalker has jokes.
“Yes, that’s right, you’d be Person of the Year…we’d all be *terribly* disappointed if you didn’t do it…sure, I’ll hold while you think it over” pic.twitter.com/ny9PQFJvw8
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) November 24, 2017
OK, that’s probably the best use of that meme ever.
Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year” for 2017 should be Black Women.
— COMMON (@common) November 25, 2017
12/10 would subscribe to that issue.
Tiger Beat called and said I was probably going to be Boybander of the year, but it was going to take a long photo shoot and interview. Unfortunately, i have a long awaited appointment to frost my tips on the day of the interview so i turned it down! No thanks Tiger Beat!!!
— Lance Bass (@LanceBass) November 25, 2017
Tiger Beat! #NeverForget.
Time Magazine called me a few weeks ago too. This led to us texting and then, of course, sexting. We hooked up a few times, which was fun. But, ultimately, it didn't seem like an ideal match. It's too bad though because Time Magazine is really hot. Oh well. Thanks anyway!
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) November 25, 2017
Billy Eichner is a gem and we don’t deserve him.
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
Even the pitcher for the Mets got in on the fun!
TIME wanted me to be their Person of the Year, but I said no! Won’t pose with Pennywise the Clown on my lap! Sorry, TIME! Sad!!!
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) November 25, 2017
@TIME The man of the year this year should be the WOMEN who came out against Harvey Weinstein.
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) November 24, 2017
Personally, I would love to see Uma Thurman’s lip snarl and/or steely stare win Person of the Year.
I don’t know who’ll be Time’s 2017 Person of the Year, but I must say it would be nice if Robert Mueller turns out to be Time’s 2018 Person of the Year.
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) November 25, 2017
ONE CAN ONLY HOPE, BILL.