Celebs Razz Trump for ‘Probably’ Being Named Time’s Man of the Year

“Hollywood called to say that ‘The Big Sick’ was PROBABLY going to be named ‘Movie (Film) of the Century,’ & make a billion dollars at the box office (domestic),” Kumail Nanjiani tweeted

Last Updated: November 25, 2017 @ 6:08 PM

President Donald Trump has received countless jabs since his tweet Friday claiming Time Magazine him called to say he was “PROBABLY” going to be named their Man of the Year, but he “took a pass.”

Celebs jumped on the “probably” bandwagon with “thanks anyway, but no” tweets of their own.

“.@nytimes just called to say I was PROBABLY going to be named comedienne of the 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,” Julia Louis-Dreyfus wrote.

Dave Foley kicked it up a notch: “The Bible just called to say I was PROBABLY going to be named Messiah but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot. I said probably was no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway.”

And the mocking continued.

The craziness began Friday afternoon when Trump tweeted that “Time Magazine called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named ‘Man (Person) of the Year,’ 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!”

Many were left scratching their heads, including Time Magazine’s Chief Content Officer, who tweeted, “Amazing. Not a speck of truth here–Trump tweets he ‘took a pass’ at being named TIME’s person of the year.” An hour later, Time issued a statement on Twitter, saying, “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.”

The statement doesn’t actually say whether or not Trump actually received a call; a spokesperson for Time did not immediately respond to a request from TheWrap for further clarification.