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Time magazine says Trump 'incorrect' over person of the year claims

Time magazine says Trump 'incorrect' over person of the year claims

Trump tweeted Friday that Time told him he would "probably" be named Person of the Year for 2017.

New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard mocked President Donald Trump after he tweeted about rejecting the honor of being TIME Magazine's "Person of the Year". The 71-year-old tweeted yesterday, November 24th, "I was probably going to be named Man of the Year, but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot".

But Trump said he opted to decline because apparently not being given the honor automatically wasn't good enough for him. The magazine tweeted later Friday that the president is "incorrect" and that it doesn't comment on its choice until publication, which this year is December 6.

"Not a speck of truth here-Trump tweets he "took a pass" at being named TIME's person of the year". The magazine insists that it "does not comment" on the choice "until publication, which is December 6".

Time did not immediately respond to HuffPost's request for comment.

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"Bbc just called to say I was PROBABLY going to be named sports personality of the year but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot", tennis star Andy Murray tweeted. Quoting Trump's tweet Stengel, Stengel asserted,"They just wanted a photo shoot".

"@nytimes just called to say I was PROBABLY going to be named comedienne of the year but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot", "Veep" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus tweeted.

At the time, explaining their decision, the judges wrote: "It's hard to measure the scale of his disruption".

President Trump shouldn't fret; he'll be on many more Time covers.

Trump was named Time's 2016 Person of the Year, one month after his upset win against Hillary Clinton in the presidential election. A Time Inc spokesperson confirmed to the Washington Post earlier this year that the magazine has never published such an issue.