Donald Trump and Time magazine dispute Person of the Year plans

Donald Trump and Time magazine dispute Person of the Year plans

Donald Trump and Time magazine dispute Person of the Year plans

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".

- @HamillHimself (@HamillHimself) November 25, 2017.@nytimes just called to say I was PROBABLY going to be named comedienne of the year but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot.

In December 2016, Time editors announced they had selected Trump as their "Person of the Year", beating out Hillary Clinton, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, United Kingdom Independence Party leader Nigel Farage, singer Beyoncé, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and whistleblowers in Flint, Mich. "I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!"

"Thank you @oreillyfactor for your wonderful editorial as to why I should have been @TIME Magazine's Person of the Year".

Trump hasn't taken down his tweet, or tweeted back to TIME - yet. In June, The Washington Post reported that several of Trump's clubs display what appears to be a cover from a 2009 issue of Time with Trump himself on the front.

Time did not immediately respond to HuffPost's request for comment.

Trump said the magazine informed him he was "probably" going to be granted the title for the second year in a row.

Former adviser to former President Obama and current co-host of "Pod Save America" Dan Pfeiffer tweeted that Trump's claim is "sad" and the president is "so needy for approval". "'TIME does not comment on our choice of until publication, which is December 6". "You should run Time!".

Hate to tell you but that PROBABLY means you're NOT Person of the Year. "But I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot".

Time defended the controversial decision by saying the award is given to "the person who had the greatest influence, for better or worse, on the events of the year".

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