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

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Published : Nov 25, 2017, 9:35 am IST
Updated : Nov 25, 2017, 9:40 am IST

Time magazine later clarified that no such information was given.

The US President took to twitter to say that the magazine had told him the would “probably” be selected as Person of the Year. (Photo: AFP/ File)
 The US President took to twitter to say that the magazine had told him the would “probably” be selected as Person of the Year. (Photo: AFP/ File)

The US President does it again!

Donald Trump recently claimed that he rejected a not-quite-official offer to be Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year.” The US President took to twitter to say that the magazine had told him the would “probably” be selected as Person of the Year. According to Trump, however, “probably” wasn’t good enough.

Time had in fact named Trump its Person of the Year last year. However, in June, The Washington Post reported that several of Trump’s clubs display what appears to be a cover from a 2009 issue of Time with Trump himself on the front. They turned out to be fakes.

Amidst all this Trump has been panned across social media for making those claims.

Andy Murray was among those piling in to mock the President, with the tennis ace saying he was "'probably' going to be named Sports Personality Of The Year too".

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

Vicky Stahr posted,

While another replied to Trump's claims,

While another user posted the 'could be' cover,

And one Nikki wrote,

Time magazine tweeted later that the president was “incorrect.”

“The President is incorrect about how we choose Person of the Year. TIME does not comment on our choice until publication, which is December 6,” the tweet read.

Here are a few other tweets,

 

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