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Remember in 2016 when the world let out a collective groan because Time Magazine chose Donald Trump as their Person of the Year instead of someone we actually like? Considering how 2017 panned out, it would seem Time kinda jumped the gun there. It doesn’t seem like we can go even 12 hours without a BREAKING Donald Trump story. Can you be Time‘s Person of the Year two years in a row? Well, Donald Trump certainly thinks so but, unfortunately he just doesn’t have the time this year. He tweeted Friday evening to politely decline Time‘s alleged offer to honor him again. Sorry Time, find someone else who has time for your interview and major photo shoot. The president is busy.

Interestingly, it turns out Time made no such phone call to dear Donny. In fact, they tweeted later Friday night to let everyone know that’s not even how their selection process works. Savage.

Does that mean that the president lied? Wow. This is the first time this has ever happened. We are all shocked.

This wouldn’t be the first time Donald Trump has made a big deal about the Person of the Year honor. As a few Twitter users pointed out, Trump has a history of being completely obsessed with the distinction. He has tweets dating back to 2012 and CNN’s Chris Cillizza did a roundup of DT’s obsession with the magazine (turns out Trump has fake photoshopped Time covers with himself on them framed at several of his golf courses).

So there is no way people were going to let this very public (and hilarious) faux pas go by unnoticed. Trump’s original tweet became somewhat of a meme with people imitating his style to talk about their own accomplishments and all the honors they’ve had to turn down. Who knew Time called so many people to be their Man (Person) of the Year?

People also pointed out that being the Person of the Year doesn’t necessarily mean that you are beloved by all. Both Adolf Hitler and Vladimir Putin have graced the cover of Time as Person of the Year. Not exactly the crowd you want to be grouped into if you’re the president of the United States (although Trump has shown admiration for both men).

That got the discussion going on who should actually be Time‘s Person of the Year. Popular suggestions are Hillary Clinton, Colin Kaepernick and Robert Mueller. You can also vote for who you personally think had the most influence over the news in 2017 at the Time Magazine website. Options there include Kim Jong Un, the DACA Dreamers, the #MeToo movement, our own Justin Trudeau and others.

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