Trump Says He Turned Down TIME’s ‘Person Of The Year’ & No-One’s Buying It

The low-grade nightmare that is life with Donald Trump as President of the United States just keeps on goin’, doesn’t it. As much as we don’t want to draw attention to the many, depressing failures of the leader of the free world, this one is pretty hard to ignore simply because of its egregious, bald-faced falseness: Trump is telling everyone that he boldly turned down the opportunity to be TIME magazine’s ‘Person of the Year‘ for the second year in a row.

Why he has done this is anyone’s guess. The bloke was awarded the honour last year after he won the election, and he is a noted fan of the magazine and its highest accolade – to the point where they actually had to ask him to please take down the fake ‘Person of the Year’ covers he’d had made up and displayed in his many golf courses and resorts.

But thanks to some unfathomable motivation, he’s decided to preempt the inevitable snub by saying he didn’t even want the award that they were definitely offering him anyway. 

Completely unsurprisingly, exactly no-one is buying it.

And then there is the wave of fact-checking, perhaps the only good thing to come out of our current political climate of constant lies and falsehoods. The best of the “um, actually”s comes from TIME itself, and several of its current and former employees:

Burn, Donald.