Donald Trump Turns Down Time’s Person Of The Year Award, With The Magazine Claiming He Is “Incorrect”
TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year, or Man/Woman of the Year, is the annual award and an issue of the magazine, featuring a person, a group of people, an idea, or even an object that “has done the most to influence the events of the year." Last year, President Trump was chosen the Man of the Year. And this is not surprising. This man achieved a lot in his life, the same can be said about his children:
This year, however, he seemed to have turned down the prestigious award and published his statement on his official Twitter on November, 24th, saying:
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!
Time responded, firing back at President Trump, saying that his statement was “incorrect.” Later that day, they tweeted:
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.
Chief content officer of Time Magazine, Alan Murray, slammed Trump’s claim, tweeting:
Amazing. Not a speck of truth here.
But the skirmish hasn’t stopped there. On Saturday, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski returned the courtesy, telling Fox News:
The mainstream media has never wanted to give this president the credit that he’s deserved. I don’t know who else can be the Time magazine person of the year other than our president, Donald Trump.
.@CLewandowski_: "The mainstream media has never wanted to give this president the credit that he's deserved. I don't know who else can be the Time Magazine Person of the Year other than our president, Donald Trump." pic.twitter.com/GhHwa2SMnO
— Fox News (@FoxNews) November 25, 2017
He added that Trump “calls out the media when they’re dishonest,” that’s why he is adored by the Americans.
This “misunderstanding” seems to be just another one of the series of the similar incidents that Trump has had with Time Magazine over the years. Trump’s tweet surely initiated a wave of funny responses on Twitter, with Andy Murray, British tennis champion, leading the way. He wrote:
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. I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!