On Friday night, as the country was winding down from a day of terrible traffic brought to us by retailers across the country, President Donald Trump was tweeting. Again. This time his nightly dose of stupidity was a little bit bizarre. According to Trump, TIME Magazine called him and randomly told him he would “probably” win “Person of the Year” this year, but he rejected their offer (because Trump would totally reject the opportunity to be Person of the Year two years in a row):
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
As of right now, Trump isn’t even in first place in the poll, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammad bin Salman is. Salman has been in the news for weeks because of his anti-corruption purge that led to a consolidation of power that has not been seen for decades in the country. I’m just going to wager a guess that Trump saw a brown guy leading in the poll and decided to put out a statement pretending that he’d totally rejected the offer to win the title and that’s why he is losing in the polls. TIME Magazine, however, disputed the president’s claim and basically called him a liar:
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
The internet, of course, laughed their asses off, but one of the funniest tweets came from British tennis star Andy Murray. The three-time Grand Slam tournament winner could not stop his pettiness:
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
It’s really sad that our president is such a tool even our friends across the pond are making fun of him. It’s so embarrassing.