Time magazine disputes Trump's "Person of the Year" tweet

President-elect Donald Trump poses for photographer Nadav Kander for the cover of the issue of Time magazine naming him its Person of the Year in a picture provided by the publication in New York Dec. 7, 2016.

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Time magazine is disputing President Trump's account of how he rejected the magazine's request for an interview and photo sessions ahead of its "Person of the Year" issue. 

In a Friday evening tweet, Mr. Trump wrote the magazine informed him he was "probably" going to be granted the title for the second year in a row. He tweets: "I said probably is no good and took a pass." 


Later that evening, Time tweeted that Mr. Trump "is incorrect about how we choose Person of the Year." The magazine says it doesn't comment on its choice until publication. 


Mr. Trump frequently brags about his cover appearances in the iconic magazine. He has falsely claimed to hold the record of cover appearances. In 2015, Mr. Trump tweeted that he was a "big favorite" for Time's Person of the Year, but the magazine "would never pick me."

The magazine will unveil its Person of the Year on Dec. 6. 

Mr. Trump's tweet spawned many knock-offs, with even tennis star Andy Murray and comedian Billy Eichner weighing in.