It appears Donald Trump speaking more alternative facts on Twitter.
In case you missed it Friday afternoon, President Donald Trump made a claim that TIME magazine reached out to him and apparently told him they were likely going to give him their “Person of the Year” award. He said they were going to want him to do an extensive interview & photo shoot, something he felt wasn’t a good idea so he ultimately passed. Well, it turns out that not necessarily true.
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 24, 2017
A few hours after the initial tweet, TIME sent out their own tweet disputing Trump’s account by saying he was “incorrect’ about them asking him to be the “Person of the Year.”
“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,” they tweeted out.
Time Inc.’s chief content officer, Alan Murray, later said the President’s tweet didn’t have “a speck of truth” to it. “Amazing. Not a speck of truth here—Trump tweets he ‘took a pass’ at being named TIME’s person of the year,” Murray tweeted out.
As CNN pointed out, In 2015, the magazine selected German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who was neither interviewed nor photographed for the issue. Instead, she was represented on the cover by a painting. So it appears the President was just blowing smoke about the requirements they wanted.
The President’s ridiculous tweet came after a day of talking to world leaders and playing golf with Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson.
Check out TIME’s response(s) below, and sound off in the comments below. You cool with our President just lying like this?
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.
— TIME (@TIME) November 25, 2017
Amazing. Not a speck of truth here—Trump tweets he ‘took a pass’ at being named TIME’s person of the year https://t.co/D6SJgyTpcY
— Alan Murray (@alansmurray) November 25, 2017