Trump 'refused' being named Time person of the year, Twitter goes berserk

Arnold Nichols
November 28, 2017

"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", Trump tweeted from his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, where he is spending his Thanksgiving holiday.

At least, that's President Trump's preemptive justification for not winning Time's "Person of the Year" award this year.

TIME itself commented on the president's tweet to say that he was incorrect about their editorial process.

The British tennis star brutally trolled American President Donald Trump over the Time magazine controversy.

Time later posted a tweet of its own disputing Trump's account.

"Time Magazine called to say that I was DEFINITELY going to be named "Man (Person) of the Year" but I would have to agree to leak major #Ep8 spoilers", tweeted "Star Wars" veteran Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker in the original trilogy.


Andy Murray also took to Twitter to mock Trump by claiming the BBC asked him to be the athlete of the year but he had to say no because of a "major photo shoot". "The mag frequently includes photo spreads and interviews with several "finalist" type people, not just the person. You should run Time!".

Actor David Schneider joined in: "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".

In 2012, 2014 and 2015, he even complained about not being picked - on Twitter, of course.

Donald Trump has criticised TIME magazine in the past.

Venerated author Joyce Carol Oates said her cat was slated to become TIME Magazine's "Feline of the Year" but declined to be interviewed because "she is a cat".

And not only him, there were others who could not digest the information.

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