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Donald Trump Reacts To Missing Out On TIME's 'Person Of The Year' Award By Stamping His Feet

09/12/2015 14:18 GMT | Updated 09/12/2015 17:59 GMT
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MT. PLEASANT, SC - DECEMBER 7: (EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission with alternate crop.) Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to the crowd at a Pearl Harbor Day Rally at the U.S.S. Yorktown December 7, 2015 in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. The South Carolina Republican primary is scheduled for February 20, 2016. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

NEW YORK -- Donald Trump displayed the type of dignity he would bring to the Oval Office on Wednesday, stamping his feet on Twitter over missing out on TIME's 'Person Of The Year' award. German Chancellor Angela Merkel received the prestigious prize for her handling of the Syrian refugee crisis.

In response to losing out, the 69-year-old business tycoon used the micro-blogging site to condemn both the magazine and Merkel’s chancellorship.

Merkel's decision to open Germany's borders to refugees stands in contrast to the more regressive policies floated by Republican presidential candidates in recent weeks. Both Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz have suggested stopping immigration to the United States from Syrian refugees over concerns that Isis fighters would be hiding within the displaced. On Monday, Trump said he would extend that moratorium, applying a blanket ban on all Muslims entering the Republic.

Despite being likely unconstitutional, and impossible to implement due to the American political system, Trump’s offering garnered widespread censure from his own party, across the US media and, remarkably, from British Prime Minister David Cameron and London Mayor Boris Johnson.

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