Time Magazine just put the brakes on President Trump’s latest outburst on Twitter, essentially calling him a total liar.
On Friday night, Trump claimed that he received a call from Time Magazine, saying he was “probably” going to be named person of the year.
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. I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 24, 2017
It turns out, that called never even happened. Shortly after Trump made the claim Time took to Twitter themselves to correct the president’s version of events.
“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.”
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.
— TIME (@TIME) November 25, 2017
BOOM! So there you have it. Trump flat-out lied about even receiving a phone call, let alone the rest of the story about turning the position down.
What could have happened is, Trump might have received a phone call about a possible photo shoot and interview, but when he wasn’t given specifics about being named Person of the Year, he immediately lashed out on Twitter to show his frustration.
This isn’t the first time Trump has been caught in a bold-faced lie, and probably won’t be the last.
Just a few months ago, Trump was caught putting up fake TIME Magazine covers of himself in at least 5 of his golf clubs from around the country, claiming he was the best thing since sliced butter. TIME also mentioned then, as it did now, that that was a fake magazine and was never officially sent out by the company.
Stay tuned for President Trump’s response to them calling him a liar. This should be interesting!
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