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.
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.