It seems like only yesterday I was writing about what a whiney, arrogant, possibly mentally unbalanced toad our president is.
Well, to be exact, it was Wednesday.
Almost as if he was afraid somebody would forget, Donald Trump kicks in with something else totally unhinged to keep that thought fresh in our minds.
His latest ego-fueled snit has to do with Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year” declaration.
According to the orange-hued man-baby, he was told by the magazine that he would “probably” be given the nod.
Now, we don’t know if they reached out to him, or not. I’m half expecting to hear from someone with Time this weekend disputing Trump’s account. The man has a tendency to mutilate truth.
This, however, is Trump’s allegation:
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
Ok. Right. You just didn’t want to commit to it if “probably” was the best they could tell you?
You’re too old to be such a brat.
Trump actually was “Person of the Year” in 2016, but if online polls are any indicator, he’s lagging behind Taylor Swift and the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Carmen Yulin Cruz, currently.
“It’s a great honor. It means a lot,” Trump said at the time. “To be on the cover of Time magazine as the person of the year is a tremendous honor.”
And he does keep tabs on how often he makes the cover.
“I think I was on the cover of Time magazine twice in my life and like six times in the last number of months,” he said in July 2016.
“So you tell me which is more important, real estate or politics, OK? I have six for politics and I have two for real estate or whatever they put me on for.”
In June it was even reported that Time had to ask the Trump Organization to take down several fake Time covers featuring Trump that hung on the walls of his golf resorts.
So, yeah. He cares about getting on that cover, which leads me to believe if he’s making this fuss now, it’s for the opposite reason than what he stated.
And please, nobody say he’s much to busy to care about such trivial things. We all know that busy or not, he loves seeing his face on things. He loves being honored. If he’s tweeting about it, he already knows he’s lost to Taylor Swift.
As a zinger, a former editor with Time, Richard Stengel, couldn’t help taking a jab:
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
Should be an interesting weekend.