TIME responds to Trump's 'Person of the Year' jab

President Trump says he has no interest in being named Time's "Person of the Year" again, and in a Friday night tweet, the news magazine hinted that it wasn't going to do so, either.

After the president said he declined the magazine's offer when he was told he would "PROBABLY" be given the title for a second year in a row, Time tweeted that Trump was "incorrect" about the process of selecting "Person of the Year."

The decision will be announced when the issue is published Dec. 6, the magazine added.

Trump tweeted earlier Friday that Time had wanted an interview and photo shoot with him, but, "I said probably is no good and took a pass," he wrote.

After winning the 2016 presidential election, Trump was named Time's "Person of the Year" in 2016. Shortly after the announcement, Trump indicated he'd rather the magazine call him "Man of the Year."

Former Time managing editor Richard Stengel quickly called Trump out before the magazine responded.

Earlier this year a report surfaced that a fake cover of the iconic news magazine had hung from at least five of Trump's private clubs, including Mar-a-Lago in Florida. The weekly publication asked the Trump Organization to remove the fake covers, dated March 1, 2009.

Trump has also falsely claimed he holds the record for appearances on the magazine's cover, according to the Associated Press.

When Time named German Chancellor Angela Merkel its 2015 "Person of the Year," Trump complained they chose someone who was "ruining Germany" over him.

The president has tweeted often about being on the magazine's cover in the past and its perceived woes as a print news outlet.

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