Trumpâ€™s Long Been Obsessed with Time
Time magazine quickly debunked Donald Trumpâ€™s Friday claim that they had advised he would â€œprobablyâ€ be named â€œman (person) of the year,â€ and the Internet hasnâ€™t stopped trolling the president since.
â€œTime Magazine called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named â€˜Man (Person) of the Year,â€™ like last year, but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot,â€ Donald Trump claimed. â€œI said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!”
Time Magazine called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named â€œMan (Person) of the Year,â€ 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!
â€” Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 24, 2017
â€œThe President is incorrect about how we choose Person of the Year,â€ the magazine responded not long after. â€œTIME does not comment on our choice until publication, which is December 6.â€
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.
â€” TIME (@TIME) November 25, 2017
Naturally, Twitter loved it, and quite a few users received similar calls:
â€œGood Boy Magazine called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named â€œDog of the Year,â€ 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 anywayâ€ pic.twitter.com/z4pDhvoJ23
â€” Vanessa Ramos (@thatRamosgirl) November 25, 2017
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. Iâ€™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!!
â€” Noah Syndergaard (@Noahsyndergaard) November 25, 2017
TIME MAGAZINE HAS TOLD ME THAT I WAS PROBABLY GOING TO BE NAMED MAN-PERSON OF THE YEAR BUT IT WOULD HAVE REQUIRED BEING PHYSICALLY ABLE TO SIT IN A CHAIR AND SEE A CAMERA FLASH WITHOUT STARTLING
â€” NOT A WOLF (@SICKOFWOLVES) November 24, 2017
NASA called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named â€œFirst Man on Mars”, 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!
â€” Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) November 25, 2017
â€œTime Magazine called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named â€œHuman of the Year,â€ but I would have to start acting like a human, so I passed. Thanks anyway!â€ â€” @realDonaldTrump pic.twitter.com/aoy2JNqhmf
â€” Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) November 24, 2017
They also had some suggestions for who should win:
â€” Arizona Political (@AZVotes) November 25, 2017
Prediction: Time Magazine wonâ€™t name a person of the year, but people of the year: the women who came forward.
â€” MZS (@mattzollerseitz) November 25, 2017
I donâ€™t know whoâ€™ll be Timeâ€™s 2017 Person of the Year, but I must say it would be nice if Robert Mueller turns out to be Timeâ€™s 2018 Person of the Year.
â€” Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) November 25, 2017
Hey @Time Magazine. HERE is your “Person of the Year”. In a year where hate could have prevailed, millions of Americans stood up and said NO, not in our country! Love trumps hate, and #TheResistance trumps trump! Please do not let this moment in history go unnoticed. Please RT. pic.twitter.com/SruLZ2r4e6
â€” Keep2020Alive ðŸŒŠ (@Keep2020Alive) November 25, 2017
â€” ARTOODEE2 2017 (@R2D2_Resist) November 25, 2017
No, @realDonaldTrump won’t be Time’s Person of the Year (and no, he didn’t turn it down after it was offered).
â€” Ron Asher (@rmasher2) November 25, 2017
Please consider naming 1 of the following Person of the Year, as it would also drive Trump nuts:
Carmen YulÃn Cruz
Rep Frederica Wilson
All Kneeling NFLers
All African Americans
â€” ðŸ…™ðŸ…ðŸ…¨ðŸ‡ºðŸ‡¸ðŸ…‘ðŸ…¡ðŸ…žðŸ…¦ðŸ… (@TheMrJayBrown) November 25, 2017
Better options for Time Magazineâ€™s Person of the Year than Trump:
Robert Mueller/James Comey âš–ï¸
Danica Roem âœ…
Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz/Chef Jose Andres ðŸ‡µðŸ‡·
Rose McGowan/MeToo âœŠ
Colin Kaepernick ðŸ‡ºðŸ‡¸#POY
â€” Santa Claus, CEO (@SantaInc) November 25, 2017
I declare time magazine time magazine’s person of the year https://t.co/dJGHrVTCuW
â€” BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (@BRIANMBENDIS) November 25, 2017
Donald Trump has a storied history with Time magazine. As you can see:
Trump get’s worked up over Time Magazine’s Man of the Year Award for not Picking him every year pic.twitter.com/a0pOfvm7uF
â€” PoliticsVideoChannel (@politvidchannel) November 24, 2017
It was also revealed this year that Trump himself has dabbled in fake news. AÂ fake Time magazine with the president on the cover adorned at least four of his golf courses.
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Trump Says He’s ‘Very Seriously’ Looking at Changing Constitutionally-Mandated Right to US Citizenship
President Donald Trump says he is looking “very seriously” at altering a constitutional right to citizenship at birth. The president made his remarks during a press gaggle during which he also called himself “the chosen one” as he looked up at the sky. Those remarks came just hours after he tweeted praise calling him “the second coming of God” and “the King of Israel.”
“We’re looking at birthright citizenship very seriously,” Trump told reporters. Birthright citizenship is mandated by the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Also known as Jus soli, it dates back to English common law.
Basically the law says that any person on U.S. soil at the time of their birth is a U.S. citizen, regardless of their parent’s nationalities.
“We’re looking at that very seriously, birthright citizenship, where you have a baby on our land. You walk over the border, have a baby — congratulations, the baby is now a U.S. citizen,” Trump said, calling it “absurd.”
He told reporters if he were to end it he would do so via executive order.
It’s likely that would be unconstitutional and would absolutely be fought in court.
“All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside,” the Constitution reads.
Watch the president discuss birthright citizenship:
President Trump: “We are looking at birthright citizenship very seriously. … It’s frankly ridiculous” pic.twitter.com/T09WT8BaBx
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) August 21, 2019
In addition to likely being unconstitutional, Trump’s attempt to end birthright citizenship would be opposed by many.
Here’s a University of Texas Law professor:
Look all you want, Mr. President, but there are only two ways to end birthright citizenship in this country:
Have 2/3 of both the House and the Senate pass a constitutional amendment that 38 states ratify; or
— Steve Vladeck (@steve_vladeck) August 21, 2019
Here’s a conservative, National Review writer David French:
Attempting to end birthright citizenship through an executive order (should Trump carry through with his threat) would be the most egregious attempted abuse of executive authority — outside of unilateral presidential military actions — in my lifetime.
— David French (@DavidAFrench) August 21, 2019
Watch: Trump Declares Himself ‘The Chosen One’
President Trump just stood on the White House lawn, looked up at the sky, and declared himself “the chosen one,” mere hours after tweeting out a quote calling him “the second coming of God” and “the King of Israel.”
The American president delivered his messianic remarks while speaking to reporters about his trade war with China.
Several reporters tweeted out his comments.
What a moment.
President Trump on the WH lawn just looked up to the sky and said, “I am the chosen one.”
He was talking about the trade war with China and repeated his claim that he needs to take on China for unfair trading practice.
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) August 21, 2019
— Andrew Feinberg (@AndrewFeinberg) August 21, 2019
President Trump today:
-"I am the chosen one" on his trade war with China.
-Retweet claiming he is like the King of Israel.
-Retweet claiming he is like the 2nd coming of god.
— Christina Ginn (@NBChristinaGinn) August 21, 2019
Video. Watch as he looks up at the sky when saying he is the chosen one.
President Trump: "I am the chosen one."
— CSPAN (@cspan) August 21, 2019
Trump May Soon Find Himself Battling 5 Republicans for Re-Election – They Could Help Democrats Win the White House
A same-party primary challenge against a sitting president is not unheard of. Five members of a sitting president’s party would be extraordinary.
Currently, only former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld has officially declared he is running for the Republican nomination for president.
But as The Washington Post just reported, there are four more Republicans in the wings, “inching” closer to declaring their candidacies.
Former Tea Party Congressman Joe Walsh, whose journey over the past year has found him moving from disturbing support for Trump to joining the anti-Trump camp (while occasionally offering up some common sense takes on current issues,) is among the four. He “is preparing a Republican primary challenge to President Trump that he previewed as a daily ‘bar fight’ with the incumbent over his morality and competency.”
Former South Carolina governor and congressman Mark Sanford, who lost his seat after he criticized Trump and the president’s machine went into action against him, “said he is inching closer to a bid of his own by sounding out activists in New Hampshire and other early-voting states about an insurgency focused on the ballooning deficit.”
Former Arizona senator Jeff Flake, who was also the target of the Trump machine, “said he has taken a flurry of recruitment calls in recent days from GOP donors rattled by signs of an economic slowdown and hungry for an alternative to Trump.”
Former Ohio governor John Kasich, who ran for president in the 2016 primaries and earned The New York Times’ endorsement for the GOP nomination, “will head to New Hampshire next month to ‘take a look at things’ after experiencing ‘an increase’ in overtures this summer.”
While the chances of any Republican winning the Republican nomination over Trump are slim, primary challengers take up a campaign’s time, money, energy, and focus, and that can help the opposing party unseat an incumbent.
For example, in 1992 Pat Buchanan’s primary challenge against sitting President George H.W. Bush led to the 41st president losing the White House to then-governor Bill Clinton. In 1980 Senator Ted Kennedy challenged sitting Democratic President Jimmy Carter, helping put Ronald Reagan into the Oval Office.
As Business Insider noted in May, “Throughout the 20th century, sitting presidents who faced challenges from within their own party went on to lose in the general election after being severely weakened.”
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