President Trump earned the derision of celebrities across Twitter after he claimed to have turned down Time Magazine’s offer of 2017 ‘Person of the Year,’ according to The Hill.
“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,” Trump tweeted. “I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!”
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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
Mark Hamill, famous for his portrayal of Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars franchise, mocked Trump by claiming he himself was offered the award if he agreed to leak spoilers about the next movie in the series.
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
Actress Patricia Arquette, referencing a story broken last summer by the Washington Post, tweeted, “You can always print yourself another fake cover.”
You can always print yourself another fake cover.
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) November 24, 2017
Former Time magazine editor Richard Stengel also teased Trump by invoking the fake magazine cover.
Hate to tell you but that PROBABLY means you’re NOT Person of the Year. They just wanted a photo shoot. But I’m sure you still have that fake TIME cover somewhere in storage. https://t.co/HkW1XkKxXK
— Richard Stengel (@stengel) November 24, 2017
Time Magazine weighed in, saying Trump was “incorrect” about the process of disclosure.
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