"For almost 17 months on the campaign trail, Trump did what no American politician had attempted in a generation, with defiant flair", TIME wrote in 2016. He tweets: "I said probably is no good and took a pass".
Now, the president is claiming that the magazine asked him again this year but, like, urgh who can even be bothered?
Unless you repressed all memories of 2016 (and who could blame you), you'll remember that Time named Donald Trump "Person of the Year".
"I said probably is no good and took a pass", he wrote, adding that he would have had to agree to an interview and photo shoot. Shortly after the announcement, Trump indicated he'd rather the magazine call him "Man of the Year."
Hate to tell you but that PROBABLY means you're NOT Person of the Year.
In June, the Washington Post revealed several of his golf clubs prominently display a framed copy of a fake Time cover featuring several positive headlines and Trump as its cover.
Trump's ridiculously petty attempt to dump Time before Time could dump him sparked a barrage of satirical imitators.
While the magazine's editors make the final choice, they reportedly take into consideration the opinions of their readers and let them vote, TIME said.
A Fox News request to TIME for comment wasn't immediately returned.
In addition to this controversy, USA Today also mentioned how Trump "falsely claimed" to have the most number of appearances on Time's cover, and also called out German Chancellor Angela Merkel in 2015 for winning Person of the Year honors, saying that Time chose a "person who is ruining Germany" instead of a "big favorite" like himself. The sad end is coming-just like Newsweek!