Noah Syndergaard mocks Donald Trump's 'Person of the Year' tweet

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<a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/mlb/teams/nym/" data-ylk="slk:New York Mets">New York Mets</a> pitcher <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/mlb/players/9597/" data-ylk="slk:Noah Syndergaard">Noah Syndergaard</a> (right) mocked President Donald Trump for his out-of-left ‘Person of the Year’ tweet. (AP photos)
New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard (right) mocked President Donald Trump for his out-of-left ‘Person of the Year’ tweet. (AP photos)

As he often does, President Donald Trump caused a commotion on Twitter on Friday with an out-of-left field tweet.

On this occasion, Trump claimed to have taken himself out of consideration for Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year,” stating that he refused to meet their “requirements” for an interview and photoshoot without being guaranteed he’d get the nod.

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Yes, that’s a real thing the president spent his precious time writing about on his favorite social media platform.

The tweet has been met with the usual praise from Trump’s supporters and the usual eyerolls from those who are over his presidency. Some have even gone so far as to mock Trump’s tweet with a version that applies to their own career. That group includes New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard.

The 25-year-old right-hander is also pretty active on Twitter. Of course, his tweets are typically less serious than calling out other world leaders or attempting to undermine respected magazines. Instead, he directs many of his tweets at his biggest rival in baseball. That being the Mets’ own mascot, Mr. Met.

But Syndergaard couldn’t pass up this opportunity to take a jab at Trump while even poking some fun at himself.

Syndergaard wasn’t the first person to mock Trump’s tweet. He wasn’t even the first athlete. We believe that distinction belong to tennis star Andy Murray.

Then comedienne Julia Louis-Dreyfus chimed in.

Then several others did too over the course of Friday evening.

The bit will get old quickly, but each retread of that joke further drives home the ridiculousness of the original tweet. And by the way, Time Magazine wasn’t having any of it either.

Then again, the real point of the original tweet was to do exactly what it has done, and that’s cause a stir. For that, we, along with those who have responded in praise, anger or to mock, are guilty for having obliged.

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