Donald Trump is PISSED (And Lying) Because He Won’t Be Time Magazine’s Person of the Year

After having told more than 1,600 lies since Inauguration Day, it isn’t really news anymore when Donald Trump wildly diverges from the truth. He has proven himself to be a pathological liar who fabricates stories even when there is no clear advantage in doing so.

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That aberrant behavior explains his latest tweet wherein he whines pitifully about not being named Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year.” He obviously regards it as a personal affront even though the designation is not intended to be an award of praise. Just ask prior recipient Adolf Hitler. Nevertheless, Trump’s ego is mortally wounded as revealed in this hastily scribbled tweet:

The first thing to note about this display of conceit and ignorance is that Trump is brazenly lying. There was no call to inform him of his status as Person of the Year. Time Magazine doesn’t do that. Nor do they require photo shoots or interviews. Time tweeted a response to Trump’s pretend phone call that said:

Trump has a confused history with Time’s Person of the Year designations. In 2015 he dismissed it saying:

One year after insisting that he would never be picked, he was picked. And he considered it “a great honor.” Which, of course, it was never meant to be:

But a few years before that he completely repudiated it saying:

The poor thing just can’t make up his mind. He is alternately contemptuous and fawning. Apparently he regards Time Magazine as an irrelevant but honorable rag that he appreciates despite it having no credibility. And he hates it so much that he made up fake covers of himself to hang prominently in his resorts.

With his latest outburst he jettisons all of his previous opinions to simply lie about a fake phone call and an imaginary slight. It’s behavior like this that makes you wonder if there isn’t someone who cares for him that will get him the help he so obviously needs.

Trump-Fluffing: What Fox News is Thankful for This Holiday Season

Many Americans are spending this weekend sharing their gratitude and hopes for the future around the family table. It’s a tradition that encourages a positive expression of unity and appreciation for the good fortune and fellowship they’ve enjoyed over the past year.

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But leave it to Fox News to cast a bleak shroud over these festivities. In a segment they labeled as “Political Thankfulness This Holiday Season” (video below), the wingnutty network set off on a negative course to demean their ideological foes and spread ludicrous analyses of recent electoral events.

The segment began with Fox News anchor Ed Henry exclaiming that there is “So much to be thankful for this time of year, even when it comes to politics, believe it or not.” Then, as an example, Henry cites an op-ed by conservative Marc Thiessen stating the he’s “grateful that Hillary Clinton is not president.” It’s the only example of thankfulness he mentions. With “so much to be thankful for,” he can only come up with something to be thankful against. And of course, it’s a childish swipe at a grandmother in Chappaqua.

From there the segment devolved into an absurd political dialog that featured Julie Kelly from the ultra-rightist National Review. Her remarks demonstrated just how far from reality Republicans have ventured. Referring to the recent election in Virginia where Democrats trounced the GOP, Kelly deliriously mused that:

“I do think that the Virginia elections were a good sign for Republicans in Congress. I mean Donald Trump is far more popular with the Republican base than the Republican Congress is.”

Losing a historic race that put a Democrat in the governor’s office and may have flipped the legislature to Democrats for the first time in years is “a good sign” for Republicans? And if that isn’t enough evidence of a severe cognitive malfunction, Kelly’s reasoning focuses on Trump’s popularity? Doesn’t she know that he has the worst approval ratings of any president in modern times? Yet she regards that pathetic data as positive because her party’s approval in Congress is even worse? Really? At this rate, she’s gonna be downright ecstatic when the GOP loses control of the House and the Senate next year.

Kelly then added that she doesn’t think the losses in Virginia were a wake up call directed at Donald Trump. Never mind exit polls that explicitly cited Trump as a primary reason for their anti-GOP votes. And following that ludicrous election analysis, host Henry agreed saying:

“Julie, you’re absolutely right. The voters are watching. This is a golden opportunity for the Republican Party. We’ll see if they blow it or not.”

Fair and balanced? Henry, who used to be Fox’s White House correspondent, concurs with the utter nonsense Kelly just disgorged. And he revels in what a fantastic advantage it is for Republicans, so long as they embrace it. Happy times all around at Fox News.

There was, however, something significant left out of this Thanksgiving commemoration. And it’s something that a majority of Americans actually are thankful for. It’s the progress being made by special counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation into the corruption and treason of Donald Trump and his criminal accomplices in Washington and Moscow. No doubt Fox News will cover any report about Trump’s impeachment as a golden opportunity for the GOP. Either that or they’ll just ignore it, call it fake news, and blame it all on Hillary.

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