Julia Louis-Dreyfus mocks Trump: I turned down being named 'comedienne of the year'
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“Veep” star Julia Louis-Dreyfus mocked President Trump on Twitter Friday after he claimed he turned down being named Time’s “Person of the Year.”

@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,” Louis-Dreyfus tweeted. “I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!”

Louis-Dreyfus parodied Trump’s original tweet, in which he said he “took a pass” on being named Time’s “Person of the Year” because “probably is no good.”

The magazine later issued a statement on Trump’s tweet, saying Trump was “incorrect” and noting it “does not comment on our choice until publication.” 

A former editor at Time also mocked Trump after his tweet.


“Hate to tell you but that PROBABLY means you’re NOT Person of the Year. They just wanted a photo shoot,” Richard Stengel tweeted. “But I’m sure you still have that fake TIME cover somewhere in storage.”


The Washington Post reported in June that Time asked the Trump Organization to remove several fake covers featuring the president in his days as host of "The Apprentice" that were hanging in his golf clubs.

Trump was previously named Time's 2016 "Person of the Year."

Trump's tweet Friday afternoon follows an online readers' poll that shows Trump being outperformed by singer Taylor Swift and San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz for this year's honor.