Trump: 'I can't imagine anybody else' other than myself for Time Person of the Year

President TrumpDonald John TrumpREAD: Transcript of James Comey's interview with House Republicans Klobuchar on 2020: ‘I do think you want voices from the Midwest’ Israel boycott fight roils Democrats in year-end spending debate MORE said Tuesday that he "can't imagine" anyone other than himself being named Time's Person of the Year.

A reporter asked Trump as he prepared to depart the White House for his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida who deserved to finish second for the designation, telling the president he assumed who his choice for first would be.

"It’s called person of the year, right? It’s no longer man of the year, right?" Trump replied.

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"I don’t know, that’s up to Time Magazine," he continued. "I’ve been there before. I can’t imagine anybody else other than Trump."

The publication earlier Tuesday released the results of a reader poll to pick the Person of the Year. Trump finished tied for 13th with 2 percent of the vote, along with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Facebook CEO Mark ZuckerbergMark Elliot ZuckerbergDems, celebs push movement to #LogOutFacebook Facebook under fire from civil rights groups Facebook hosts 'pop up' privacy tutorial in New York City MORE and special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE, among others.

The top choice was South Korean boy band BTS.

The magazine typically announces its editors' choice in December.

Trump was named Time's Person of the Year in 2016, with the magazine's editor saying at the time he was a polarizing figure who elicited opinions from individuals across the political spectrum.

The president claimed in 2017, when he was named runner-up, that he turned down the honor, though the magazine refuted his claim. Time eventually named the "Silence Breakers," including the women of the "Me Too" movement, its Person of the Year.