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".
The US president wrote on Twitter on Friday: "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". He says he told the magazine that "probably" isn't good enough, and he would pass on the opportunity.
"Amazing. Not a speck of truth here-Trump tweets he "took a pass" at being named TIME's person of the year", Murray tweeted, along with an article about the incident. The image, however, is a fake; no such issue of the magazine exists.
Richard Stengel, a former Time editor, responded by tweeting: "Hate to tell you but that PROBABLY means you're NOT Person of the Year".
In a tweet late Friday as he spent the Thanksgiving holiday in Florida, Trump sounded dismissive of the honor he received a year ago and could well receive again. "The mag frequently includes photo spreads and interviews with several "finalist" type people, not just the person". I'm not proud of my recent perm and have interpretive dance class at the interview time so I turned it down!
Trump's Friday tweet quickly became a target of seething Twitter satire. John McCain, R-Ariz., Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, Pope Francis and women who have shared their stories about being sexually harassed or assaulted using the hashtag #MeToo.
A public "Person of the Year" poll is also taken into account.
Pistorius was jailed in July 2016 after being found guilty on appeal of murdering Ms Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013. Friday's decision also has possible consequences for where he is held for the remainder of his sentence.
Irishman McGregor put up a fearless fight, but he couldn't prevent Mayweather from securing a record-breaking 50th career win. Australian promoter Dean Lonergan recently teased the idea of drawing Conor McGregor to Australia.
He says that "at a time of starvation and a time of cholera, it's very important" to keep all aid channels open. He also said the world body has "made clear the tremendous amount of needs on the ground".
If the iPhone SE 2 is truly exclusive to India to start, it may signal a change in marketing strategy for Apple. Recently, there have been reports that Apple is planning to release what we can call, for now, the iPhone SE 2.
A separate warning was issued for strong winds through tonight with gusts of up to 70mph forecast in exposed spots. Many places within the warning area will see 25-50 mm of rain, with around 100 mm possible over higher ground.
The vessel could also "snorkel" - raise a tube to the surface - to "charge batteries and draw fresh air for the crew". More than 100 personnel were participating in the rescue operation, including U.S. and Argentinian navy operatives.
Attorney's office in NY announced charges against an Iranian national who stands accused of hacking into the network's servers. Mesri is accused of planning to breach HBO's computer systems in May 2017 for the objective of stealing proprietary data.
Dozens of bloodied bodies wrapped up in sheets were laid across the mosque floor, according to images circulating on social media. Will be calling the President of Egypt in a short while to discuss the tragic terrorist attack, with so much loss of life.
The government had informed the judicial body that Saeed's release could lead to imposition of worldwide sanctions on Pakistan. A Punjab Home Department official said it is feared the release could invite global sanctions on the country.
PS4 Console Black Friday 2017 Sales
Alternatively, you could try the Nintendo Switch eShop, which includes discounts on games like Rayman Legends Definitive Edition. Vermintide is definitely the highlight of the month - a four-player co-op FPS that takes place in the world of Warhammer .
Barca agree Ozil deal
It is hard to admit but the Catalan club are a much more appealing outfit than us and I reckon Ozil would snap their hands off. The star is set to move to the Spanish side for £17million and is demanding a £330,000-a-week salary, according to reports.
Ashes: All eyes on sore Warner and Shaun Marsh
England have named their XI, which includes seamer Jake Ball ahead of Craig Overton who's performed well in warm up matches. He even joked that Warner might even adopt West Indies legend Shivnarine Chanderpaul 's unusual stance if need be.
Kevin Spacey Facing Scotland Yard Investigation
The allegation was made just a day after the Old Vic released results of its own internal investigation into the matter. The Old Vic apologised "for not creating an environment or culture where people felt able to speak freely".
About LaVar Ball vs Donald Trump
At one point, Mr Ball seemed to suggest that he had personally played a role in his son's release. With still about a month to go in 2017, the inevitable Donald Trump vs.