TIME Magazine refutes Trump's claim that he turned down 2017 Person of the Year award

  • TIME Magazine refuted President Donald Trump's claim, in which he suggested he "was PROBABLY going to be named" the magazine's 2017 "Person of the Year."
  • Readers can vote in TIME's unofficial poll on who should be given the honor.
  • The magazine named Trump Person of the Year in 2016


TIME Magazine fired back at President Donald Trump's earlier claim on Friday that he had turned down an offer to be named its "Person of the Year," calling his assertion "incorrect."

"The President is incorrect about how we choose Person of the Year," the magazine tweeted Friday night. "TIME does not comment on our choice until publication, which is December 6."

Trump tweeted earlier in the day that he "took a pass" at the title after the magazine reached out to him, because he had to satisfy certain editorial obligations.

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Trump tweeted on Friday about the TIME 'Person of the Year' award, saying: 

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!

Social media was quick to react...

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Trump's ability to send the entire planet's liberal population completely nuts with a single tweet continues to impress. #Time
Trump may actually deserve Time Person of the Year similarly to how Hitler Won Person of the Year in 1938, and Stal… https://t.co/7yCL7wBHIv
Don’t forget: Trump has an obsession with TIME. He’s complained on several occasions when he hasn’t been chosen f… https://t.co/k6zqAjcbmU
Time should give Person of the Year to Kaepernick. In part because he has been a great leader this year but also be… https://t.co/gVSU6MB7zB
I gotta say I think @HillaryClinton being @Time’s Person of the Year may drive Trump’s insanity to a level no one c… https://t.co/dlu0moNEGl
TIME should make Putin "Man of the Year" so Trump's fragile ego will have to do public battle with his treasonous d… https://t.co/mb4m6xy4Hp
Any minute now Trump is going to tweet about the failing Time magazine since he got caught lying again
Hate to tell you but that PROBABLY means you’re NOT Person of the Year. They just wanted a photo shoot. But I’m sur… https://t.co/0xQVsRaFlg
Trump’s tweet about @Time reminds us of his unusual refusal to give interviews to news outlets. The mag’s last sit-… https://t.co/9CpA0MBGPd
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"Time Magazine called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named "Man (Person) of the Year," like last year," Trump said.

"But I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot," his tweet continued. "I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!"

Trump, who won the award in 2016, took exception to it that year, after the magazine published his picture with the accompanying title on the cover: "PRESIDENT OF THE DIVIDED STATES OF AMERICA."

The magazine has opened an unofficial public poll, in which Trump is tied for third place at 5% of the vote along with the hashtag "#MeToo," which stems from the recent wave of sexual harassment allegations that emerged in various industries, and "The Dreamers" — undocumented immigrants who were brought to the US.

At the time of this post, Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia is ranked No. 1 with 21% of the vote.

The public poll closes December 3.

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