Trump doesn't want to be 'Time' Person of the Year again

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.

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.

The president has tweeted often about being on the magazine's cover in the past and perceived woes as print news outlet.

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