President Trump claimed on Twitter earlier tonight that he rejected an interview and photo shoot from Time Magazine for their TIME‘s Person of the Year issue.
The President was named Person of the Year last year, and he said on Twitter the magazine contacted him about “probably” getting it this year.
But, as he claims, “I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot.”
And Trump concluded the tweet by saying he rejected the 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
Back in 2015, when the honor went to Angela Merkel instead, then-candidate Trump tweeted this:
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
Twitter got a little snarky tonight with this presidential tweet:
As you read this tweet, keep in mind how much Trump truly values TIME magazine. Fake TIME covers were framed and on the wall of his golf courses, as @Fahrenthold uncovered. https://t.co/7hvV7OsjgD https://t.co/9Vh9VA7bVv
— Steve Kopack (@SteveKopack) November 24, 2017
i had a friend in 3rd grade who used to say he had special Star Wars figures that weren't sold in stores. every time i asked him to bring them to school he always said he forgot them at home. https://t.co/FZ2GktqWPj
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) November 24, 2017
Cool story, bro. https://t.co/egzFPcXMyM
— James Urbaniak (@JamesUrbaniak) November 24, 2017
Same thing I told the Nobel committee.
— John Berman (@JohnBerman) November 24, 2017
It appears that President Trump has seen the reports that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman looks set to beat POTUS, mayor of San Juan, Taylor Swift, Vladimir Putin, among others, in @TIME Person of the Year reader poll: https://t.co/QFkhdeW5Uc
— Evan Rosenfeld (@Evan_Rosenfeld) November 24, 2017
Dear God let me not get to 70 and be this petty and sad https://t.co/1UK6IQ0jSq
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) November 24, 2017
Time Magazine will reveal their Person of the Year early next month.
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