It seemed like the Twitterverse had exhausted its options making fun of President Trump, but Stephen Colbert just revived the art with an epic clapback.
Trump tweeted out the baseless claim that he’d be Time’s “Man (Person) of the Year” if only he hadn’t turned it down a couple of a weeks ago.
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
Time shut that down almost instantly with a quick fact check.
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
With the release of its Person of the Year issue yesterday, Time gave the honor to the #MeToo Movement, for all the women who have come forward to break their silence and speak out against sexual predators in positions of power.
— NPR (@NPR) December 6, 2017
Stephen Colbert artfully reminded us of Trump’s idiotic claim to the throne with his tweet.
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) December 7, 2017
Lest we forget, President Trump is accused of sexual assault by 16 women. He was caught bragging about committing sexual assault in the infamous Access Hollywood tape released last fall.
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And even though President Trump copped to the vile, vulgar language heard in that tape and apologized for it last year, he has recently expressed doubts that the voice on the tape is actually his own.
Just in case there was any uncertainty on that point of absolute insanity, Billy Bush, the former host who was somehow the only casualty of the fallout from the Access Hollywood tape assures us – oh, it’s him.