Donald TrumpDonald TrumpWendy Sherman takes leading role as Biden's 'hard-nosed' Russia negotiator Senate needs to confirm Deborah Lipstadt as antisemitism envoy — Now Former acting Defense secretary under Trump met with Jan. 6 committee: report MORE acknowledged his recent title as Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” during his rally in Iowa on Thursday night but seemed to jab at the magazine for being “politically correct” with the honor.

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“They used to call it ‘Man of the Year,’ but they can’t do that anymore — they want to be politically correct. That’s OK," he said.

The magazine had called the award the “Man of the Year” since it launched in 1927. It changed to “Person of the Year” in 1999.

Last year, German Chancellor Angela Merkel became only the fourth woman to hold the title and cover alone, according to the magazine

"To be on the cover of Time magazine as the 'Person of the Year' is a tremendous honor," Trump told NBC's "Today Show." 

The president-elect had previously predicted he would never win the title.