Trump 'refused' being named Time person of the year, Twitter goes berserk

Nov 26, 2017, 00:52
Trump 'refused' being named Time person of the year, Twitter goes berserk

President Donald Trump took a time out from his exhausting schedule at his Mar-a-Lago resort over the Thanksgiving holiday to say he "took a pass" on being named Time's "Person of the Year".

But Trump didn't mention that in his tweet, instead hinting that interviews are a waste of time.

TIME itself commented on the president's tweet to say that he was incorrect about their editorial process.

The President was named TIME's "person of the year" in 2016, following his victory over Hillary Clinton. He tweeted: "I said probably is no good and took a pass".

Bbc just called to say I was PROBABLY going to be named sports personality of the year but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot.

Donald Trump's long and complicated relationship with Time magazine has taken another twist.

The Washington Post reported in June that at least four Trump Organization golf properties had on display a fake Time Magazine with Trump on the cover and featuring flattering headlines about his reality TV show, "The Apprentice".

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Time's Person of the Year is defined by the weekly as "a person (or people) who has had the most influence over the news in the last 12 months".

"I call total bullsh*t on Time", Hannity tweeted.

Trump claimed on Twitter on Friday that he had taken himself out of consideration after he refused to meet the magazine's "requirements" for an interview and photo shoot without being guaranteed the title.

"They used to call it "Man of the Year, ' but they can't do that anymore, so they call it 'person".

The best Trump tweets spawn joking imitations and the US President's tweet about Time magazine's Person of the Year did just that.

Trump has had a long-running obsession with TIME - and the magazine's choice for man/person of the year - that predates his political career. "You should run Time!".