It's been a month since TIME Magazine passed him over for its "Person of the Year" in favor of Angela Merkel, but Trump revealed last night that he's still not over the snub.
Donald Trump was stumping in Burlington, Vermont, last evening, speaking to a packed house of supporters who had to pledge their votes and their firstborn child to gain entry, when he took a detour in his remarks to dredge up a resentment that seems to have been festering for a month.
On December 9 of last year, TIME Magazine passed over Donald Trump and named instead German Chancellor Angela Merkel as its "Person of the Year."
"She has stepped up in a way that was uncharacteristic even for her," Nancy Gibbs, TIME's managing editor said on NBC's Today. "She's been a very long-serving leader, the longest-serving in the West. She controls the world's fourth-largest economy, but this year she really was tested in how she would respond to some of the most difficult challenges that any leader is facing in the world."
Trump derided the decision at the time, bashing TIME, and complaining that the Chancellor's offer to accept Syrian refugees was "ruining" her country. Trump tweeted:
I told you @TIME Magazine would never pick me as person of the year despite being the big favorite. They picked person who is ruining Germany."
Trump has had a month now to inflate his damaged ego and get over his resentment at losing out to Chancellor Merkel, but if last night was any indication, the loss still stings - and the fact the loss was to a woman is like salt in the wound.
Trump, who keeps telling us he is the most pro-woman human ever to walk to face of the Earth, interrupted his rally last night to ask the women in the audience whether TIME Magazine should change its "Person of the Year" award back to "Man of the Year.
"It used to be called the 'Man of the Year,'" Trump whined. "What sounds better... for the women, only the women... What sounds better, 'Person of the Year' or 'Man of the Year?'"
When some his female fans in the audience shouted back "man!" Trump pronounced the issue resolved.
"You just heard it, a lot of women, and they're all saying 'Man of the Year,'" Trump bellows. "And I actually think it should be 'Person of the Year.' It just doesn't sound that good. We have to be politically correct so we're going to go 'Person of the Year.'"
He then went on to once again slam Chancellor Merkel and her compassion towards Muslim refugees.
Here's Trump, God's gift to women. Can he help it if women would prefer to have a big strong "He Man" of the Year?
His remarks on the superiority of the term "Man of the Year" are at the very beginning of the video.
Trump Photo is a screenshot from the YouTube video
TIME Magazine cover photo is from Twitter