US President Donald Trump has been caught in the middle of accusations of spreading what he despises the most: fake news
Writing via his Twitter handle, he said the magazine had called him to inform him of the “probability” of being named the coveted award.
But added that they had also requested for an interview and photo shoot.
“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 wrote.
“I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!”
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 J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 24, 2017
However, Time responded shortly afterwards, accusing the US president of misrepresenting them.
Hate to tell you but that PROBABLY means you’re NOT Person of the Year. They just wanted a photo shoot. But I’m sure you still have that fake TIME cover somewhere in storage. https://t.co/HkW1XkKxXK— Richard Stengel (@stengel) November 24, 2017
In 2016, Time named Trump its 2016 ‘Person of the Year’ largely due to his feat of emerging the US president.