We never proposed to make Donald Trump Person of the Year
- Author: Stacy Allen Nov 26, 2017,
Nov 26, 2017, 0:51
Nope. Trump's problem is that the magazine wouldn't assure him the spot.
The US president wrote on Twitter on Friday: "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". He tweeted: "I said probably is no good and took a pass".
His tweet created a media storm and instantly became a meme with several people copying the theme, but adjusting it to other topics.
"Hollywood just called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named the next James Bond but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot. So this is normal. of course Time would ask him for an interview".
Syndergaard isn't the only celebrity to take a shot a Trump. The magazine said it doesn't comment on its choice until publication, the Associated Press reported.
Since 1927, Time Magazine has featured one person who has "for better or for worse" done "the most to influence the events of the year".
Time magazine also disputed Trump's claim, tweeting that Trump was "incorrect" and that the editorial staff "does not comment on our choice until publication".
Trump has always been obsessed with being on the cover of TIME and other news magazines, even making fake covers to hang in some of his properties.
The monthly magazine gave Trump that distinction past year and paired it with a scathing feature piece that appeared to lean more toward "worse" than "better".
Famous sports personalities and actors also took to Twitter on Friday to mock the president's claim that he had declined to be interviewed.
For example, when Angela Merkel was named Person of the Year in 2015, he had this to say.
- Andy Murray (@andy_murray) November 24, 2017Sports Illustrated called and said I was probably going to be Sportsman of the Year, but it was going to take a long photo shoot and interview. "You should run Time!".