TIME responded to Trump saying he was offered Person of the Year

Apparently, that’s not how this works.

November 24, 2017

On Friday evening, President Trump took to Twitter to make a claim. According to him, TIME had called him for an interview and photo shoot as they would "probably" name him Person of the Year — a slot that was previously called Man of the Year. According to Trump, he decided to pass on the opportunity, though he was chosen for the role in December 2016. But Friday night TIME responded on Twitter saying something to the effect of: that's not how this works.

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TIME responded to Trump saying he was offered Person of the Year