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The internet laughs at Trump after he says he turned down Time magazine’s Person of the Year

Mark Hamill's response was a real shame.


Josh Katzowitz


Published Nov 25, 2017   Updated May 22, 2021, 10:04 am CDT

Donald Trump took some time out of his presidential schedule on Friday to tweet about the Time magazine Person of the Year award, how the moniker was offered to him, and how he turned it down. But Time said what Trump claimed wasn’t true, and now, the internet is laughing at his self-important, apparently false Twitter boast.

Trump has a history of fake news about Time—he had mocked-up magazine covers featuring Trump hanging in his golf clubs—and the magazine said Trump’s tweet on Friday was also false.

Here’s what Trump wrote Friday.

And Time’s response.

That led a number of Twitter luminaries to mock Trump and say that they, too, were under consideration to be given big-time, important awards.

But the biggest burn has to be awarded to Mark Hamill, who let us know that we’ve all missed a huge opportunity.

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*First Published: Nov 25, 2017, 8:19 am CST