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‘They should give it to Mueller’: Internet pokes holes in Trump’s claim that he turned down TIME Magazine’s ‘man of the year’ distinction

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After President Donald Trump trashed TIME magazine on Twitter earlier Friday evening, he swore he earned their “Person of the Year” for 2017 but turned it down.

Karen Tumulty, who previously wrote for TIME, revealed that when former President Barack Obama was named in 2008 it took a lot of “pestering” and effort to finally sit down for the interview during the transition. She also explained that “the managing editor is the committee of one who decides Person of the Year.”

Reporter Bill Shea joked that he was named TIME person of the year in 2006 but never got an interview or a photo shoot. That year, TIME announced the winner was “you” amid the social media revolution.

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TIME’s offices were closed for the holiday leaving journalists only their Twitter followers to hear their complaints for confirmation. The rest of the post-holiday social media crowd sought outright mockery.

There were those who mocked Trump by quoting back one of his own famous phrases, “Believe me.” And gifs of Oprah pointing to audience members announcing what she was awarding them with. “You get person of the year! YOU get person of the year!”

See some of the best below:

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George Takei opens up about being held in an internment camp — and his views on Trump

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At a time when comic books are regularly adapted into superhero movies, George Takei's new graphic memoir "They Called Us Enemy" involves heroes who would also work wonderfully on the silver screen. To be sure, the main characters don't wear colorful costumes or use superpowers, but they are heroes nonetheless — and what they do, in the face of evils no less than those posed by fictional villains, is pretty super too.

This article originally appeared at Salon.

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Joy Reid says Trump ‘pulled a full Charlottesville’ by ‘fanning the flames’ of racism and ethno-nationalism

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MSNBC anchor Joy Reid blasted President Donald Trump's racism during her opening segment while hosting "The Last Word" on MSNBC on Friday.

"That didn’t last long. Having read the talking points crammed into his hands by nervous Republicans for almost an entire day, Donald Trump pulled a full Charlottesville, praising his supporters who chanted 'Send Her Back' to attack Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) at his North Carolina campaign rally as 'incredible patriots,'" Reid reported.

"Yep, 24-hours-ago, Trump -- per those nervous Republican talking points -- claimed that he disapproved of the racist chant about congresswoman Omar and even tried to stop it," she said. "He got nice headlines that claiming he was disavowing the chant from some of the news media who indulged in the false balance tick of pretending whatever the president said is true and it’s a given fact."

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Maddow revolted by child sex trafficking charges against Trump pal George Nader: ‘None of this is normal’

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MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow connected the dots between the President Donald Trump's administration and George Nader, who served time for child pornography prior to Trump's 2016 campaign and has subsequently been arrested on child sex trafficking charges.

"In what is an astonishingly scandal-ridden presidency, populated by an astonishingly strange cast of characters, he remains one of the most unsettling figures in all of Trump world. Again, to be clear, to disambiguate here, we are not talking about Jeffrey Epstein, seen here with the president, who is also now in custody awaiting child sex trafficking charges," Maddow explained. "No, this is a whole different guy who you can see in this picture with the president who is now in federal custody awaiting a different set of sex trafficking charges as well as serious child porn charges and not for the first time."

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