In a Friday afternoon tweet, President Donald Trump claimed that he's turning down being named "Man of the Year" for TIME magazine.
"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," Trump tweeted. "I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!"
Time Magazine called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named “Man (Person) of the Year,” like last year, but I… https://t.co/yFDS5Pz9yB— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1511563226.0
In 2012, Trump dissed TIME claiming they lost all credibility.
"I knew last year that @TIME Magazine lost all credibility when they didn't include me in their Top 100," Trump tweeted.
In 2015, Trump seemed to play a game of chicken with TIME, saying he knew they'd never pick him.
"I told you @TIME Magazine would never pick me as person of the year despite being the big favorite They picked person who is ruining Germany," Trump tweeted.
I told you @TIME Magazine would never pick me as person of the year despite being the big favorite They picked person who is ruining Germany— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1449669239.0
TIME could end up being purchased by Charles and David Koch, conservative billionaires who are looking into purchasing the parent company, Meredith Corp. The media empire publishes Family Circle and Better Homes and Gardens among other titles. They are rumored to have approached Time Inc. about a possible deal worth more than $500 million, the Los Angeles Times reported.
TIME said that the president is incorrect that he has been asked to be a person of the year.
The President is incorrect about how we choose Person of the Year. TIME does not comment on our choice until public… https://t.co/cFgPgaJ3lv— TIME (@TIME)1511573236.0