TIME Magazine Refutes Donald Trump's 'Person of the Year' Claim

TIME Magazine Refutes Donald Trump's 'Person of the Year' Claim

Taking to Twitter the U.S. president posted,"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". The magazine tweeted later Friday that the president is "incorrect" and that it doesn't comment on its choice until publication, which this year is December 6.

Now Sean Hannity is getting in the ring and is challenging Time Magazine to answer whether or not they approached Trump at all.

Trump hasn't taken down his tweet, or tweeted back to TIME - yet.

Time did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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".

However, the publication turned down the President's claims, saying the award victor will only be declared on December 6.

'Sports Illustrated called and said I was probably going to be Sportsman of the Year, but it was going to take a long photo shoot and interview.

Beyond TIME's official account, many people have taken to Twitter to refute this latest boast by the president.

You can always print yourself another fake cover.

Former editor Richard Stengel also hit out at Trump and said,"Hate to tell you but that PROBABLY means you're NOT Person of the Year".

Via Twitter, Trump claimed the magazine had told him he would "probably" be selected as Person of the Year. A Time Inc spokesperson confirmed to the Washington Post earlier this year that the magazine has never published such an issue.

"They used to call it "Man of the Year" but they can't do that anymore so they call it person - they want to be politically correct, that's OK", he said at a rally in Iowa.

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