Trump claims he turned down TIME Magazine ‘Man of the Year’ in 2016

In a Friday afternoon tweet, President Donald Trump claimed that in 2016 after winning the U.S. presidency he turned down being named “Man of the Year.”

“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. “I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!”

Trump previously got caught with a fake TIME magazine cover on the walls of his properties. TIME asked that the fake covers be removed.

In 2012, Trump dissed TIME claiming they lost all credibility.

“I knew last year that @TIME Magazine lost all credibility when they didn’t include me in their Top 100,” Trump tweeted.

In 2015, Trump seemed to play a game of chicken with TIME, saying he knew they’d never pick him.

“I told you @TIME Magazine would never pick me as person of the year despite being the big favorite They picked person who is ruining Germany,” Trump tweeted.

TIME could end up being purchased by Charles and David Koch, conservative billionaires who are looking into purchasing the parent company, Meredith Corp. The media empire publishes Family Circle and Better Homes and Gardens among other titles. They are rumored to have approached Time Inc. about a possible deal worth more than $500 million, the Los Angeles Times reported.

This article was published on rawstory.com