Trump tweets he ‘took a pass’ at being named TIME’s person of the year
‘PROBABLY’ just wasn’t good enough for the President and Time Magazine fires right back.
The President tweeted Friday that he turned down a potential offer to be TIME Magazine’s “Person of the Year” after, Trump says, the magazine told him he would “probably” the ‘man’ (PERSON) of the 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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 24, 2017
“Probably” isn’t good enough for Donald Trump … who says he turned down TIME’s offer to become Person of the Year for, most likely, a second consecutive year.
Trump says the mag reached out, and told him he “probably” was its 2017 P.O.Y., but couldn’t tell him before he committed to a photo shoot and interview. That didn’t sit well with the prez, who tweeted “probably is no good” and he took the pass.
It’s interesting because Trump had no issues accepting the title in 2016, fresh off his Election Day victory — plus, he’s been doing one-off interviews here and there.
Sounds he’s only interested in sure things at this point.
Time Magazine fired back at the President:
The President is incorrect about how we choose Person of the Year. TIME does not comment on our choice until publication, which is December 6.
— TIME (@TIME) November 25, 2017
Then Time Inc.’s chief content officer, Alan Murray, tweeted the President’s tweet didn’t have “a speck of truth.”
Amazing. Not a speck of truth here—Trump tweets he 'took a pass' at being named TIME's person of the year https://t.co/D6SJgyTpcY
— Alan Murray (@alansmurray) November 25, 2017
I’m in favor of President Trump’s tweeting, though I definitely think he takes it too far at times. I don’t know how to feel about this tweet. Was it really necessary to tweet about?