Trump says TIME called for 'Person of the Year' title, but magazine refuses


Washington, Nov 25: Donald Trump could probably have been Time magazines "person of the year" for the second year in succession, but for "probably" the US President turned down the publications interview and photo shoot request.

"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. I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!" Trump said in a tweet.

Trump was Time magazines person of the year last year.

He is currently spending his Thanksgiving weekend at his Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida.

Time magazine did not immediately respond to Trumps tweet.

Since 1927, the TIME Magazine has chosen a "Person of the Year", defined as a person (or people) who has had the most influence over the news in the last 12 months, according to its website.

"In 2016, the Person of the Year was Donald J Trump, who upended the political world after unexpectedly defeating his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton to become the President of the United States," it said.

A year before, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was named Person of the Year.

Time magazine is currently conducting an online poll wherein its readers can vote on the Person of the Year till December 3.

The magazine would announce its Person of the Year on December 6.

News24Bureau with Agencies