Donald Trump says he turned down Time's 'Person of the Year', magazine says POTUS 'incorrect'

Donald J Trump declares he turned down Time magazine's 'Person of the Year' title. Magazine responds swiftly with a hard no.

It is no secret that Donald J Trump, the President of the United States of America has long wished to be named Time magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’.

In the runup to the declaration of this year’s announcement, on Friday, Trump tweeted out that he’d taken ‘a pass’ for the coveted title. He cited the pre-requisite of a ‘photo shoot’ and an interview as the reasons behind his refusal.

Time was quick to respond however and declared that the President was ‘incorrect’ regarding the process used by the magazine in picking Person of the Year. The actual announcement will only take place by December 6.

In June 2017, Time had categorically asked Trump organisation to take down fake covers displayed at five of Trump’s golf courses. The said covers had Trump on them with the epithet: Donald Trump: The ‘Apprentice’ is a television smash!

After winning US elections in November 2016, when he defeated Hillary Clinton despite popular vote being in her favour, Trump did eventually make it as last year’s PoY.