Trump 'refused' being named Time person of the year, Twitter goes berserk

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

Former adviser to former President Obama and current co-host of "Pod Save America" Dan Pfeiffer tweeted that Trump's claim is "sad" and the president is "so needy for approval".

The US President took to twitter to say that the magazine had told him the would "probably" be selected as Person of the Year.

Bbc just called to say I was PROBABLY going to be named sports personality of the year but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot.

Trump was actually named Time's "Person of the Year" last year shortly after the election.

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TIME itself commented on the president's tweet to say that he was incorrect about their editorial process.

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

Time's Person of the Year is defined by the weekly as "a person (or people) who has had the most influence over the news in the last 12 months".

The development has elicited numerous reactions on Twitter, with Richard Stengel, a former editor of Time, also taking a swipe at Trump.

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The president hasn't been interviewed by a major news organization other than Fox News since May.

Time did not immediately respond to a request for comment. English comedian David Schneider tweeted. "You should run Time!".

Last summer, TIME asked for the fake magazines to be removed after reports surfaced that at least five of Trump's golf clubs featured the fakes bearing his photo.

Time magazine is now conducting an online poll wherein its readers can vote on the Person of the Year till December 3.

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"This real estate baron and casino owner turned reality-TV star and provocateur-never a day spent in public office, never a debt owed to any interest besides his own-now surveys the smoking ruin of a vast political edifice that once housed parties, pundits, donors, pollsters, all those who did not see him coming or take him seriously".

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