Ex-Time editor trolls Trump: You still have your fake Time cover in storage

Ex-Time editor trolls Trump: You still have your fake Time cover in storage
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A former editor at Time magazine trolled President Trump on Friday after the president claimed he turned down being named Time's "Person of the Year" after the magazine said he would "probably" be selected.

"Hate to tell you but that PROBABLY means you’re NOT Person of the Year," Richard Stengel tweeted.

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Trump tweeted earlier Friday that the magazine called him and said he would "probably" receive the honor.

"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," Trump tweeted.

"I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!"

Trump was previously named Time's 2016 "Person of the Year."

The Washington Post reported in June that Time asked the Trump Organization to remove several fake covers featuring the president in his days as host of "The Apprentice" that were hanging in his golf clubs.

Trump's tweet Friday afternoon follows an online readers' poll that shows Trump being outperformed by singer Taylor Swift and San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz for this year's honor.

This year's winner will be announced on Dec. 6.