Donald Trump says he 'took a pass' on Time Person of the Year

Donald Trump says he 'took a pass' on Time Person of the Year
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For the fourth year in a row Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to argue he should be Time magazine's Person of the Year.

Mr Trump tweeted on Saturday morning (NZ time) Time had asked him to be Person of the Year but he had declined due to the need to commit to an interview.

"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," he wrote.

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

Time magazine disputes this claim, saying it's not its policy to reveal anything about the Person of the Year before December 6.

"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," a spokesperson said on Twitter.

This isn't the first time Mr Trump has tried to engage with Time on its choice for Person of the Year on Twitter. He's tweeted every year since 2014 about the choice for Person of the Year or his eligibility.

He was awarded Person of the Year in 2016.

Every US President has been Time Person of the Year except for Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover and Gerald Ford.

Mr Trump shares the honour with Bill Gates, Angela Merkel and former mayor of New York City Rudolph Giuliani.

Technically every person on the planet has been Time Person of the Year thanks to the 2006 selection of "You".

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