Sports Figures Have Fun With President Trump's 'Person of the Year' Claim

"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".

US President Donald Trump on Saturday claimed that he turned down an offer to become TIME's "Person of the Year", after the magazine told him he "probably" would be selected "like last year".

Star Wars actor Mark Hamill posted that "Time Magazine called to say that I was DEFINITELY going to be named "Man (Person) of the Year" but I would have to agree to leak major #Ep8 spoilers". He says he told the magazine that "probably" isn't good enough, and he would pass on the opportunity. "TIME does not comment on our choice until publication, which is December 6", the tweet read. The magazine insists that it "does not comment" on the choice "until publication, which is December 6". 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 magazine named Mr Trump "Person of the Year" in 2016, following his shocking victory over Hillary Clinton.

Andy Murray also took to Twitter to mock Trump by claiming the BBC asked him to be the athlete of the year but he had to say no because of a "major photo shoot".

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Actress Patricia Arquette suggested Trump "can always print yourself another fake cover".

'I knew past year that @TIME Magazine lost all credibility when they didn't include me in their Top 100.' Trump tweeted in October 2012. "You should run Time!".

Trump claimed on Twitter on Friday that he had taken himself out of consideration after he refused to meet the magazine's "requirements" for an interview and photo shoot without being guaranteed the title.

The time-honoured tradition is carried out by the first lady every year.

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