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United States President Donald Trump claimed that he denied being named Time's 'Person of the Year' after the magazine told him he "probably" would be selected "like last year."
"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 tweeted.
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
Time defended the controversial decision by saying the award is given to "the person who had the greatest influence, for better or worse, on the events of the year".
Time began conducting a reader poll for its Person of the Year competition earlier this month.
Voting on the reader's choice poll ends on December 3.
This year's winner will be announced on December 6.
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