Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump passes Pence a dangerous buck Overnight Health Care — Presented by American Health Care Association — Trump taps Pence to lead coronavirus response | Trump accuses Pelosi of trying to create panic | CDC confirms case of 'unknown' origin | Schumer wants .5 billion in emergency funds Trump nods at reputation as germaphobe during coronavirus briefing: 'I try to bail out as much as possible' after sneezes 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.