President Trump has no interest in being Time's "Person of the Year" again.
In a Friday evening tweet, the president said he declined the magazine's offer after he was told he would "PROBABLY" be given the title for a second year in a row.
"I said probably is no good and took a pass," he wrote, adding that he would have had to agree to an interview and photo shoot.
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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 24, 2017
After winning the 2016 presidential election, Trump was named Time's "Person of the Year" in 2016. Shortly after the announcement, Trump indicated he'd rather the magazine call him "Man of the Year."
Earlier this year a report surfaced that a fake cover of the iconic news magazine had hung from at least five of the Trump's private clubs, including Mar-a-Lago. The weekly publication asked the Trump Organization to remove the fake covers, dated March 1, 2009.
Trump has also falsely claimed he holds the record for appearances on the cover, according to the Associated Press.
When Time named German Chancellor Angela Merkel their 2015 "Person of the Year," Trump complained they chose someone who was "ruining Germany" over 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— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 9, 2015
The president has tweeted often about being on the magazine's cover in the past and perceived woes as print news outlet.
I knew last year that @TIME Magazine lost all credibility when they didn't include me in their Top 100...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 26, 2012
Just took a look at Time Magazine-looks really flimsy like a free handout at a parking lot! The sad end is coming-just like Newsweek!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 2, 2013
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