Time Magazine has disputed President Trump’s Twitter boasts claiming he turned down an interview after being told he’d “probably” be named the magazine’s Person of the Year. In a statement late Friday, the magazine said Trump was “incorrect about how we choose Person of the Year.” “TIME does not comment on our choice until publication, which is December 6,” the magazine tweeted. Alan Murray, the magazine’s chief content officer, called Trump’s claims “total BS,” saying there was “not a speck of truth” to his comments. Trump had claimed he “took a pass” on doing an interview and photo shoot with the magazine because being told he would “probably” be Person of the Year was not good enough. The president has repeatedly bragged about clinching the magazine’s coveted “Person of the Year” cover in the past and has falsely claimed he holds a record number of cover appearances. Fake issues of the magazine with Trump on the cover were reportedly spotted at his private golf resorts earlier this year.
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