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    US President Donald Trump’s claims that Time magazine called him to say that he was "probably" going to be named their "person of the year," but he "took a pass" have caused an avalanche of reactions on social media, from ironic comments to calls to give the award to the POTUS.

    "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 Trump wrote on Twitter.

    His statement, however, was soon disputed by Time. The magazine said that the president was "incorrect" about how it chooses "Person of the Year." This year’s winner is set to be announced on December 6.

    READ MORE: President Is Incorrect': Time Debunks Trump Claiming 'Person of Year' Award

    The situation was commented on by journalist Richard Stengel, former managing editor at Time magazine, who trolled Trump on Twitter.

    ​Time’s chief content officer, Alan Murray also fired back at Trump on Twitter.

    ​Some on Twitter suggested that Trump’s claims were just false.

    ​Others joked that Time should give the award to Hillary Clinton, who Trump defeated in the 2016 presidential election, and to many others.

    ​​There also were other suggestions about who deserves "Person of the Year" more than Trump.

    ​Many others, however, have argued that Trump really deserves the award.

    ​The "RussiaGate" farce also did not go unmentioned.

    ​In June 2017, The Washington Post reported that "fake" Time covers featuring Trump in his days as host of "The Apprentice" were hanging in several of Trump’s golf clubs. According to the report, the magazine asked the Trump organization to remove them. This story was not forgotten by twitterians.

    ​In 2016, Trump was named Time’s "Person of the Year" after his sensational victory over Hillary Clinton in the presidential election.


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