TIME Magazine should be TIME's Person of the Year.
TIME Magazine just achieved the impossible.
With a single tweet sent late Friday night, the publication appears to have shamed Donald Trump into silence.
Earlier that evening, Trump claimed that he probably would have been TIME’s Person of the Year for 2017, but said he had passed on the honor because he didn’t want to go through the hassle of an interview and a photo shoot, and because “probably is no good” for him.
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
But according to TIME, that’s not what happened.
In an epic tweet that has been retweeted nearly 150,000 times, the magazine set the record straight and put Trump to shame for lying.
“The President is incorrect,” TIME noted pointedly.
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
TIME’s chief content officer Alan Murray also weighed in on Twitter, writing, “Amazing. Not a speck of truth here — Trump tweets he ‘took a pass’ at being named TIME’s person of the year.”
Twenty hours later, Trump still hasn’t responded to TIME’s savage rebuttal.
In fact, he hasn’t spoken publicly at all, and his Twitter feed has gone completely dark as of the time of this writing — something entirely unusual for him.
Thus with a single tweet, TIME Magazine shamed Trump into Twitter silence.
Now that is a feat worthy of the highest honor.