Everyone is making the same joke after President Trump made a dubious claim about TIME Magazine.
It wouldn't be a holiday weekend in 2017 without an epic Twitter feud from President Donald Trump, and he delivered this Thanksgiving by claiming he turned down the chance to be TIME Magazine's "Person of the Year" for the second year 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
The president's strange tweet on Friday quickly became a meme among critics in Hollywood, while TIME insisted that he was "incorrect" about how Person of the Year works.
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 New York Times just called to say I was PROBABLY going to be named comedienne of the year," "Veep" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus joked, along with similar riffs from "Star Wars" star Mark Hamill, "Get Out" director Jordan Peele and comedian David Cross.
Others speculated on who would be named Person of the Year instead of Trump, and which choice would irritate the president the most.
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— @HamillHimself (@HamillHimself) 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
You can always print yourself another fake cover.— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) November 24, 2017
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
We have a president who thinks @TIME “Person of the Year” is a prize one wins (other “winners”: Hitler, Stalin, Nixon) He also hates that its “Person” & not “Man” I guess bc if it includes everyone it’s not as good, thus #MAGA— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) November 25, 2017
Times Magazine telephoned me up to say that I was totally PROBS totally gonna be "named" "Man" of the Year. But I would have to have interview time and a photograph shooting and no limousine ride. I said, "no thanks. PROBS is no good" and I took a piss. Later skater!😜— )))David Cross((( (@davidcrosss) November 25, 2017
Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be on the cover this year but I would have to agree to a major photo shoot. I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!— Lizz Winstead (@lizzwinstead) November 25, 2017
Make Hillary the motherfucking person of the year and he'll break, @TIME.— Bess Kalb (@bessbell) November 25, 2017
Trump is our first “guy who puts ‘Time’s 2006 Person of the Year’ in his Twitter bio” President— Matt Goldich (@MattGoldich) 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
Pennysaver magazine called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named as kick ass saver of the year but it would probably require an interview and photo spread. I’m only telling you this because it never happened and I want you to complain to assuage my deep insecurities.— Allana Harkin (@AllanaHarkin) November 25, 2017
The varying degrees of how mad Trump will be at Person of the Year possibilities from annoyed to insane:— Brian Tallerico (@Brian_Tallerico) November 25, 2017