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Donald Trump's Time "Person of the Year" Tweet


Added 6 years ago by Matt • Updated about a year ago by Matt
Added 6 years ago by Matt • Updated about a year ago by Matt

Donald Trump's Time "Person of the Year" Tweet
Donald Trump's Time "Person of the Year" Tweet

Category: Meme Status: submission Year: 2017 Origin: Twitter Region:
Type: Parody
Tags: donald trump time person of the year man of the year politics tweets

About

Donald Trump's Time "Person of the Year" Tweet refers to a series of parodies, jokes and references to a post on Twitter made by United States President Donald Trump in which he says he was offered the title of Time magazine's Person of the Year but turned it down. Online, people were skeptical as to the validity of the president's claims, prompting Time to deny their conversation with the president.

Origin

On November 24th, 2017, President Trump tweeted,[1] "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!" The post (shown below) received more than 43,000 retweets and 160,000 likes in three days.


Donald J. Trump o @realDonaldTrump Time Magazine called to say that l was PROBABLY going to be named "Main (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!

Spread

Shortly after the president tweeted, many online began replacing the specifics of the post with humorous and/or absurd magazine titles or situations due to the skepticism some had toward Trump's assertion. That day, Veep actress Julia Louis Dreyfus tweeted,[2] ".@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!" The tweet (shown below, left) received more than 16,000 retweets and 109,000 likes in three days.

Additionally, Star Wars actor Mark Hamill tweeted,[3] "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!" The post (shown below, center) received more than 11,000 retweets and 53,000 likes in three days.

Get Out director Jordan Peele replied[4] to a tweet by comedian Patton Oswalt with, "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!" Within three days, the tweet (shown below, right) received more than 4,000 retweets and 37,000 likes.


Julia Louis-Dreyfus @OfficialJLD .@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! eandy murray @HamillHimself @HamillHimself 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! Jordan Peele @JordanPeele Replying to @pattonoswalt 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!

Later that day, Time magazine responded on Twitter.[5] They wrote, "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 post (shown below) received more than 185,000 retweets and 510,000 likes in less than three days.


TIME @TIME TIME 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.

That day, Twitter[6] user @adamjwhitedc pointed out the numerous tweets Trumps has made about the "Person of the Year." He tweeted, "He gets worked up over Time Magazine's Man of the Year Award almost every year. Like clockwork." The post (shown below) included a series of tweets Trump has made about the Person of the Year and received more than 39,000 retweets and 89,000 likes in three days.


He gets worked up over lime Magazine's Man of the Year Award almost every year. Like clockwork Donald J. TrumpGrealDonaldTrump 16m 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-15 Dec 2016 Thank you to Time Magazine and Financial Times for naming me "Person of the Year -a great honor! 7.0K 10K 55K Donald J. Trump. @realDonaldTrump-9 Dec 2015 Thank you @oreillyfactor for your wonderful editorial as to why I should have been TIME Magazine's Person of the Year. You should run Time! Donald J. Tump. @realDonaldTrump-9 Dec 2015 I told you @TIME Magazine would never pick me as person of the year despite being the big favorite They picked person who is ruining Germany 兰 Donald J. Tump. @realDonaldTrump-7 Dec 2014 ackinpeter: GrealDonald Trump I think Time Magazine should pick you as Person of the Year. We need you in 2016" Donald J. Trump. @realDonaldTrump . 26 Oct 2012 knew last year that OTIME Magazine lost all credibility when they didn't

The following day, former Time editor Richard Stengel tweeted, "Mr. President, just to clarify things, I wanted to offer a few statistics. Number of times you were Person of the Year during the 7 years I was editor of Time: 0. Number of times you were on the cover: 0. Number of times you made the Time 100 influentials list: 0. Thanks anyway!" The post (shown below) received more than 100,000 retweets and 330,000 likes in less than two days.


Richard Stengel @stengel Mr. President, just to clarify things, I wanted to offer a few statistics. Number of times you were Person of the Year during the 7 years l was editor of Time: 0. Number of times you were on the cover: 0. Number of times you made the Time 100 influentials list: 0. Thanks anyway!

Several news media outlets covered the response to Trump's tweet, including USA Today,[7] CNN,[8] The Atlantic,[9] The Washington Post[10] and more. That day, Twitter[11] published a Moments page regarding the skeptism and response to Trump's tweet.

Various Examples


"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" 35 純 ci 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! Sports lllustrated 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!!
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. 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! They contacted me last week and said, "It's fine, we don't need a photoshoot." Person of the Year TIME

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Comments ( 37 )

  • Nedhitis - 6 years ago

    Oh hey, he is at it again. Apparently, it is not enough that everyone talks about it all the goddamn time for every little thing he does, so he also needs some “official” recognition for it, but cannot get it for the life of him. All he got was to be officially busted by TIME magazine itself, instead.

    This is some next-level narcissism on display here.

    (emphasis on "old man", since he literally is that)

    +51
  • Briham - 6 years ago

    Pornhub called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named “Masturbator 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!

    +8
  • rubexbox - 6 years ago

    I have a feeling that after this presidency, Donald Trump won't have to worry about being named Time's Person of the Year ever again.

    Well, they might name him PotY when he finally leaves office…

    -5
  • PatrickBateman96 - 6 years ago

    Know Your Meme dm'd to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named “Most Annoying User 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!

    +36
    • Don - 6 years ago

      Sad!

      +13
  • Youyou Meme - 6 years ago

    One way or another, positive or negative, he is the person of the year. There's no name louder in the world.

    It's like living in an IMAX theatre that's playing only the brown note 24/7

    +9
  • Don - 6 years ago

    Sad!

    +13
  • MailOrderHalo - 6 years ago

    >Trump bends another news cycle around himself for the cost of a tweet
    >It gets people talking about "Trump" and "Person of the Year" in the same sentence
    >Liberals who already think he's "stupid" will still think he's stupid
    >Gets an entire news cycle to blow about shit nobody actually cares about, including the people pretending to be outraged
    >Signs another EO in the meantime
    Why? Why are liberals too handicapped to simply ignore the bait?

    -5
    • documents1 - 6 years ago

      was complaining about it since 2012 part of his master plan? I kinda doubt he was thinking that one day he could use this to make a master play in politics.

      I don't think trump is playing 4d chess here, call me back when he signs another executive order. He's been silent on that front for a month.

      +14
    • poochyena - 6 years ago

      +9
      • MailOrderHalo - 6 years ago

        This will be the end of trump's presidency says increasingly nervous man for the 705th time this year.

        +1
    • MailOrderHalo - 6 years ago

      This will be the end of trump's presidency says increasingly nervous man for the 705th time this year.

      +1
  • Panuru - 6 years ago

    He wants to be Man of the Year just like HITLER WAS. Literal nazi confirmed.

    +1
  • documents1 - 6 years ago

    was complaining about it since 2012 part of his master plan? I kinda doubt he was thinking that one day he could use this to make a master play in politics.

    I don't think trump is playing 4d chess here, call me back when he signs another executive order. He's been silent on that front for a month.

    +14
  • Xellos - 6 years ago

    Today on KYM: the topic is Trump, again.

    -1
  • Vavian "Strongbrush" Free - 6 years ago

    He's only trying to fool himself. He knows that he's in hot water, he knows that over half the country hates him, and he can't deal with the fact that people have stopped singing his praises.

    To this man, the only thing that matters is winning by any means necessary. Right now, he is losing. And he knows it. And everybody except his most die-hard supporters knows it.

    Give it up, man. You're being pathetic.

    +9
    • Nedhitis - 6 years ago

      And despite all of this, presidents in the US have between 80 and 90% re-election rate, so there is still a high chance of him running a second period regardless of everyhing.

      Maybe that is why he behaves like this..? He just knows he will be re-elected no matter what, so he does as he pleases..? It worked for Bush, so…

      0
      • Vavian "Strongbrush" Free - 6 years ago

        I dunno, lying to the American public about taxes didn't work out so well for Bush Sr.

        0
    • Vavian "Strongbrush" Free - 6 years ago

      I dunno, lying to the American public about taxes didn't work out so well for Bush Sr.

      0
  • xoxin - 6 years ago

    So trump gets salty every year about this?

    Idk why, but that's really funny.

    +9
    • Annoying Belgian Guy - 6 years ago

      It will get even funnier if next year's Person of the year goes to Robert "No comment" Mueller.

      +3
  • ObadiahtheSlim - 6 years ago

    God bless our Shitposter in Chief.

    0
  • poochyena - 6 years ago

    +9
    • MailOrderHalo - 6 years ago

      This will be the end of trump's presidency says increasingly nervous man for the 705th time this year.

      +1
  • Vomkrieg - 6 years ago

    On a related note, the Koch brothers are currently in the process of buying Time Magazine.

    +3
    • documents1 - 6 years ago

      Technically, they're helping another company called meredith corp buy time inc due to time struggling. They won't have a seat in the companies leadership apparently. Just sorta acting as a bank.

      That said, Time Inc's perspective has always been urban, a new york company and all, while meredith corp magazines are more for middle america and was founded in the midwest. It would not be shocking if time inc began to favor conservatives a bit more after this deal.

      +3
      • Xellos - 6 years ago

        >technically
        In reality, it's just part of the ongoing process of centralisation of media power into the hands of a select few. Classic big corp capitalism: gotta have "growth".

        +1
        • Vomkrieg - 6 years ago

          News and magazine companies aren't great money makers on their own, but they allow you to mold society into a shape that allows you to make more money, which is why politically minded big businesses people keep buying them.

          0
      • Vomkrieg - 6 years ago

        News and magazine companies aren't great money makers on their own, but they allow you to mold society into a shape that allows you to make more money, which is why politically minded big businesses people keep buying them.

        0
    • Xellos - 6 years ago

      >technically
      In reality, it's just part of the ongoing process of centralisation of media power into the hands of a select few. Classic big corp capitalism: gotta have "growth".

      +1
      • Vomkrieg - 6 years ago

        News and magazine companies aren't great money makers on their own, but they allow you to mold society into a shape that allows you to make more money, which is why politically minded big businesses people keep buying them.

        0
    • Meowstic - 6 years ago

      Basically, he's a lock for next year, since his group of Deplorables own everything.

      +1
    • Vomkrieg - 6 years ago

      News and magazine companies aren't great money makers on their own, but they allow you to mold society into a shape that allows you to make more money, which is why politically minded big businesses people keep buying them.

      0
  • seki108 - 6 years ago

    I can’t even be surprised by his arrogance anymore. At least it’s entertaining.

    +5
  • documents1 - 6 years ago

    Technically, they're helping another company called meredith corp buy time inc due to time struggling. They won't have a seat in the companies leadership apparently. Just sorta acting as a bank.

    That said, Time Inc's perspective has always been urban, a new york company and all, while meredith corp magazines are more for middle america and was founded in the midwest. It would not be shocking if time inc began to favor conservatives a bit more after this deal.

    +3
    • Xellos - 6 years ago

      >technically
      In reality, it's just part of the ongoing process of centralisation of media power into the hands of a select few. Classic big corp capitalism: gotta have "growth".

      +1
      • Vomkrieg - 6 years ago

        News and magazine companies aren't great money makers on their own, but they allow you to mold society into a shape that allows you to make more money, which is why politically minded big businesses people keep buying them.

        0
    • Vomkrieg - 6 years ago

      News and magazine companies aren't great money makers on their own, but they allow you to mold society into a shape that allows you to make more money, which is why politically minded big businesses people keep buying them.

      0
  • Xellos - 6 years ago

    >technically
    In reality, it's just part of the ongoing process of centralisation of media power into the hands of a select few. Classic big corp capitalism: gotta have "growth".

    +1
    • Vomkrieg - 6 years ago

      News and magazine companies aren't great money makers on their own, but they allow you to mold society into a shape that allows you to make more money, which is why politically minded big businesses people keep buying them.

      0
  • Grandmaster Red - 6 years ago

    He is making it really hard for people to defend him…

    +6
  • Annoying Belgian Guy - 6 years ago

    It will get even funnier if next year's Person of the year goes to Robert "No comment" Mueller.

    +3
  • MailOrderHalo - 6 years ago

    This will be the end of trump's presidency says increasingly nervous man for the 705th time this year.

    +1
  • Monster Kid - 6 years ago

    I thought this was going to be about the "Your favorite president (me)" tweet, but then I realized he was talking about news in general and then realized he complains about these sorts of things so much that they're starting to blur together.

    +6
  • HumbleWaterFilterMerchant - 6 years ago

    Silly Donald we all know that Space Jam wins person of the year EVERY YEAR.

    +4
  • mikey wants milk - 6 years ago

    >this is what leftists actually believe

    -6
  • King Edgelord - 6 years ago

    BUT WHY THO

    0
  • Vavian "Strongbrush" Free - 6 years ago

    Is there a problem here? You know, besides you?

    +1
  • Cordelius - 6 years ago

    I honestly thought Trump got Person of the Year a long while ago, to be honest.

    Like, it actually is kinda surprising he wasn't bacl before 2010, since people who are insanely rich tend to get Time's attention.

    0
    • Meowstic - 6 years ago

      He filed for bankruptcy a few times in the past, that tells people you're not rich. Nowadays anything he has isn't his, it's Russia's. Just look at that golf course we're paying for. $3,000,000 each trip, EVERY WEEK.
      And the hotel stays at 'his' hotels? He gets free, while the Secret Service has to pay for that. Our tax dollars once again. And this is just the stuff we know about.

      +3
    • Nedhitis - 6 years ago

      I remember that he did get some form of award for being "2016's most influential person". I forgot from where, but that one was real and, let us be honest, sensical, since he was effectively the person people spoke the most about that year and maybe even this year as well, which aligns with "influential".

      0
  • Meowstic - 6 years ago

    He filed for bankruptcy a few times in the past, that tells people you're not rich. Nowadays anything he has isn't his, it's Russia's. Just look at that golf course we're paying for. $3,000,000 each trip, EVERY WEEK.
    And the hotel stays at 'his' hotels? He gets free, while the Secret Service has to pay for that. Our tax dollars once again. And this is just the stuff we know about.

    +3
  • Meowstic - 6 years ago

    Basically, he's a lock for next year, since his group of Deplorables own everything.

    +1
  • Nedhitis - 6 years ago

    I remember that he did get some form of award for being "2016's most influential person". I forgot from where, but that one was real and, let us be honest, sensical, since he was effectively the person people spoke the most about that year and maybe even this year as well, which aligns with "influential".

    0
  • Nedhitis - 6 years ago

    And despite all of this, presidents in the US have between 80 and 90% re-election rate, so there is still a high chance of him running a second period regardless of everyhing.

    Maybe that is why he behaves like this..? He just knows he will be re-elected no matter what, so he does as he pleases..? It worked for Bush, so…

    0
    • Vavian "Strongbrush" Free - 6 years ago

      I dunno, lying to the American public about taxes didn't work out so well for Bush Sr.

      0
  • NO! - 6 years ago

    Is Donald trump…real? He seems like an anthropomorphic manifestation of republican strawmans from shitty political comics and he could as well fit in captain planet. Hell he could be a Southpark character. He is just a such a…meme and I am not sure he isn't a huge art project controlled by a bunch of midgets.

    +4
    • CrazyCal999 - 6 years ago

      You know that part at the end of Metal Gear Solid 2, where the evil AI starts briefly recovers its sanity and explains that it's grown so advanced that it's more the embodiment of the American zeitgeist than a "mere" Artificial Intelligence? I feel like we're living that right now.

      +3
  • spindash64 - 6 years ago

    For the record, Hitler was Man of the Year once
    not trynna invoke Godwin's Law, just thought I should point out that it doesn't necessarily mean the BEST man of the year.
    Also, said MOTY was from the 30s, before the whole WWII thingy went up

    +1
    • SuperMafia - 6 years ago

      Yeah, that's actually a thing that happened. Though from what I've heard, it wasn't that Hitler was Jesus, it was more that Hitler was able to revive the German economy (mainly with force, but it was still from depression to roaring).

      0
  • Vomkrieg - 6 years ago

    News and magazine companies aren't great money makers on their own, but they allow you to mold society into a shape that allows you to make more money, which is why politically minded big businesses people keep buying them.

    0
  • Vavian "Strongbrush" Free - 6 years ago

    I dunno, lying to the American public about taxes didn't work out so well for Bush Sr.

    0
  • SuperMafia - 6 years ago

    Yeah, that's actually a thing that happened. Though from what I've heard, it wasn't that Hitler was Jesus, it was more that Hitler was able to revive the German economy (mainly with force, but it was still from depression to roaring).

    0
  • CrazyCal999 - 6 years ago

    You know that part at the end of Metal Gear Solid 2, where the evil AI starts briefly recovers its sanity and explains that it's grown so advanced that it's more the embodiment of the American zeitgeist than a "mere" Artificial Intelligence? I feel like we're living that right now.

    +3
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