Washington D.C. [United States], November 25 (NT): United States President Donald Trump claimed that he denied being named Time's 'Person of the Year' after the magazine told him he "probably" would be selected "like last year."
"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!" Trump tweeted.
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
The magazine tagged Trump 'Person of the Year' in 2016, subsequently his outrageous win over Hillary Clinton.
"It's a great honor. It means a lot," Trump asserted . "To be on the cover of Time magazine as the person of the year is a tremendous honor," statement by the Hill.
Time shielded the divisive decision by asserting the award is given to "the person who had the utmost influence, for better or worse, on the events of the year".
Time embarked on conducting a reader poll for its Person of the Year contest earlier this month.
President Trump's tweet came in the setting of an online readers' opinion poll that depicts Trump being outperformed by singer Taylor Swift and San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz for this year's credit.