President Donald Trump was in rare form earlier this week.
Seemingly out of nowhere, he tweeted that he was offered the distinction of TIME Magazine’s “Person of the Year,” but turned it down because there was no guarantee and an obligation for a “major photo shoot” and interview.
TIME was quick to refute the claim.
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 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
It was the equivalent of being in middle school and saying someone was your girlfriend, and they come up right behind you and say you’re lying. Perhaps I’m getting too personal.
Celebraties across the spectrum decided to have a little fun with ole’ No. 45 making a fool of himself.
But Noah Syndergaard managed to take the cake. Known for having a great sense of humor in baseball circles, this might have been his coming out party for the rest of the world.
Sports Illustrated called and said I was probably going to be Sportsman of the Year, but it was going to take a long photo shoot and interview. I’m not proud of my recent perm and have a interpretive dance class at the interview time so I turned it down! No Thanks SI!!
— Noah Syndergaard (@Noahsyndergaard) November 25, 2017
The joke takes on an added level of hilarity when you consider the fact that Syndergaard wasn’t very good on the field this season. Much like the POTUS in the White House, he stunk the joint up.
Syndergaard put up the lowest WAR total in his career with only 0.8.
But compare that total to Trump’s NHAAAEIW (Nuclear Holocaust Avoidance Above Anyone Else In the World) total of -3.0, and Syndergaard’s numbers don’t look so bad.