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

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Amidst all this Trump has been panned across social media for making those claims.

President Donald Trump tweeted on Friday to say that he'd turned down an offer from TIME Magazine to be named "Person of the Year".

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.

New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard tweeted: "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".

Time did not immediately respond to a request for comment. "But I'm sure you still have that fake TIME cover somewhere in storage". "TIME does not comment on our choice until publication, which is December 6", TIME tweeted.

Time explained its choice, saying that Person of the Year isn't a popularity contest but recognition for the year's most influential person - "for better or worse". The magazine counters that Trump has it all wrong.

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Actor David Schneider joined in: "Hollywood just called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named the next James Bond but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot".

Trump frequently brags about appearing on the cover of the iconic magazine.

"In 2016, the Person of the Year was Donald J Trump, who upended the political world after unexpectedly defeating his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton to become the President of the United States", it said.

In 2012, 2014 and 2015, he even complained about not being picked - on Twitter, of course. A Time Inc spokesperson confirmed to the Washington Post earlier this year that the magazine has never published such an issue.

And not only him, there were others who could not digest the information.

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