Trump said on Twitter that the New York City based magazine said he was "probably" going to be named the person who had the greatest influence over the news in the last 12 months if he agreed to an interview and a photo shoot, but he "took a pass."
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) 24 ноября 2017 г.
However, Time Magazine has denied Donald Trump’s claim that it called him to say he was likely to get another "person of the year" award next month.
"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," the magazine tweeted.
Find out who readers think should be named TIME's Person of the Year for 2017 https://t.co/ySIW4kGofg— TIME (@TIME) 24 ноября 2017 г.
Trump was picked in 2016 as the person who had the most influence over the news after he won the US presidential election. This year, a Time poll shows Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman in the lead with 21 percent of votes.