Trump: ‘I Can’t Imagine Anybody Else’ Other Than Myself For Time Person Of The Year

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President Trump said Tuesday that he “can’t imagine” anyone other than himself being named Time’s Person of the Year.

A reporter asked Trump as he prepared to depart the White House for his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida who deserved to finish second for the designation, telling the president he assumed who his choice for first would be.

“I don’t know, that’s up to Time Magazine,” Trump replied. “I’ve been there before. I can’t imagine anybody else other than Trump.”

The publication earlier Tuesday released the results of a reader poll to pick the Person of the Year. Trump finished tied for 13th with 2 percent of the vote, along with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and special counsel Robert Mueller, among others.

Read more at The Hill.

{Matzav.com}

2 COMMENTS

  1. The President should get the Anivus award for being so humble.
    I like him as President. I think overall he’s doing an excellent job.

  2. If Fake News will never fargin to acknowledge all the accomplishments of the FIRST LEGALLY ELECTED President and the FIRST REAL LEADER of the US, he has to do it himself.
    Yehalelucha zar velo, picha (Mishlei 27:2) One should allow others to praise him, but if not then your own mouth will have to praise oneself.

    LEHAVDIL:
    by Rabbi Moshe Boylan
    However, it would seem appropriate, to mention that there are some cases in which it was necessary for Gedolim to mention their greatness.

    In order to appreciate this, it is necessary to keep in mind some Maamarei Chazal. Chazal tell us that Beasra Delo Yediah Laih, in a place that one is not known, one is allowed to tell others of his status. Chazal also say that a Talmid Chochom is supposed to have a Sheminis Shebishminis, 1/64th of Gaavah, arrogance. There is also a Derash that Yehalelcha Zar Velo, Picha. The Derash is that one should allow others to praise him, but if not then your own mouth will have to praise oneself.

    Once Rav Yechezkel Abramsky zt”l was called to speak in the English Court. The Judge asked him if it is true that you are the greatest Rabbinical authority in England? Rav Abramsky said this is true. The Judge asked him if this was in keeping with the humility that is expected from Rabbis? Rav Abramsky said: Your Honor, I am under oath.

    Perhaps this would also answer the famous question as to why one of the Tannaim said that one should not say that there is no more Anivus, Deika Ana. This would seem to say that I have humility, so you shouldn’t say that this midah doesn’t exist anymore. The world asks that isn’t saying that one is humble a contradiction to humility? According to what has been said above this may answer our question. Normally a person should not brag about their greatness. However, when it is necessary to make ones greatness known, such as when someone has to know if a midah is still in the world, then one would be allowed and even required to mention this to others.

    Since you mentioned the difference between Gedolim and Lehavdil the greats of other societies, I would like to share the statement I heard once from Rav Nechamchik zt”l. He mentioned a hesped he heard from Rav Elchonon Wasserman zt”l on the Chofetz Chaim zt”l:

    WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE GEDOLIM OF KLAL YISROEL AND LEHAVDIL THE GEDOLIM, GREATS OF THE OUTSIDE WORLD? RAV ELCHONON SAID THAT BY THE GREAT PEOPLE IN THE OUTSIDE WORLD, THEY ARE HELD THE GREATEST BY THOSE FAR AWAY FROM THEM. THE CLOSER PEOPLE ARE TO THEM, THE LESS THEY RESPECT THEM, AS THEY SEE THEIR CHESRONOS, THINGS THEY ARE LACKING.

    Lehavdil, by the Chofetz Chaim and other Gedolim it is exactly the opposite. The people in America heard of the greatness of the Chofetz Chaim, but the people in Poland had even a greater appreciation of the Chofetz Chaim. Those who lived in Radin had even a greater appreciation and respect to the Chofetz Chaim, and to the people living with the Chofetz Chaim he was even more respected.

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