President Donald Trump has more personality than this country has seen in a president in a long time, and has taken transparency to a whole new level using Twitter. When he made a statement about being “man of the year,” Democrats around the country lost their minds.
The president tweeted, “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. I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!” This story is huge, and considering President Trump won ‘TIME Person of the Year 2016,’ it would not be much of a stretch.
Time magazine responded to the President’s claim not long after the initial tweet. Their answer was somewhat contradictory, leaving many to speculate that not all is as it seems.
The magazine responded, “The President is incorrect about how we choose Person of the Year. TIME does not comment on our choice until publication, which is December 6.” Suspicions will likely remain unconfirmed until then.
Well, which is it? Is the president incorrect about who the publication chose for Person of the Year, or does Time not comment on their choice until publication on Dec. 6th? The contradiction has left many with unanswered questions after the magazine’s response.
If Time confided in a person that they may be Person of the Year, that would not constitute a formal announcement, as they seem to be implying in their tweet. It’s unknown as of yet whether or not the magazine was saving face, or if we simply lack details pertaining to this matter.
Many speculate that it is possible that someone associated with the magazine told the President that he might be selected for the award, possibly without prior authorization to do so. The Time employees who operate the magazine’s social media accounts are likely not in contact with employees who may reach out to potential Person of the Year candidates.
According to The Hill, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said that he believes that Time magazine should recognize President Trump as Person of the Year. He cites the President’s progress as the reason for his decision.
Lewandowski told Fox News that he believes that most mainstream media outlets refuse to give the President “the credit he deserves.” It is hard to argue this point if one just tunes in to any mainstream Liberal channels on television. Every story the news outlets run is essentially a slam piece designed to discredit President Trump.
Should the President win the Person of the Year honor?
“The mainstream media has never wanted to give this President the credit that he’s deserved. I don’t know who else can be the Time magazine Person of the Year other than our President, Donald Trump,” Lewandowski stated.
The general public will have to wait until December 6th to see who Time selects as their Person of the Year. The President could win it two years in a row. If this turns out to be the case, the folks in charge of social media at Time will have some explaining to do.