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President Trump: I passed on Time's Person of the Year

President Donald Trump in the East Room of

President Donald Trump in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. Photo Credit: AP

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump says he turned down an interview and photo shoot for Time magazine's "Person of the Year" issue.

In a Friday evening tweet, Trump says the magazine informed him he was "probably" going to be granted the title for the second year in a row. He tweets: "I said probably is no good and took a pass."

Time magazine disputed Trump's account, tweeting that Trump "is incorrect about how we choose Person of the Year." The magazine says it doesn't comment on its choice until publication.

Trump frequently brags about his cover appearances in the iconic magazine. He has falsely claimed to hold the record of cover appearances, and was revealed earlier this year to have displayed fake issues of Time at several of his private golf clubs.

The magazine will unveil its Person of the Year on Dec. 6.

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