President Donald Trump knows who would be the perfect choice for Time magazine’s Person of the Year.
The president joked with reporters Tuesday that he “can’t imagine” anyone other than himself to be given the title in the publication’s annual designation.
“It’s called person of the year, right? It’s no longer man of the year, right?” Trump replied to a question at the White House as he prepared to leave for Florida, The Hill reported.
“I don’t know, that is up to Time magazine,” he said.
“I’ve been there before,” he added, referring to being named Time’s Person of the Year in 2016 after winning the US election.
“I can’t imagine anybody else other than Trump, can you imagine anybody else other than Trump?” he asked smiling before saying goodbye to reporters.
Last year, Trump claimed he turned down the distinction by Time although the magazine refuted his claim, naming the “Silence Breakers,” – the women of the “Me Too” movement – as its Person of the Year.
Trump received two percent of the votes in Time’s reader poll which was released Tuesday. He was tied for 13th place with with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and special counsel Robert Mueller. South Korean boy band BTS made the top spot.
Find out who readers think should be named TIME’s Person of the Year for 2018 https://t.co/pY4hSb2ktY
— TIME (@TIME) November 21, 2018
Time will announce its editors’ choice in December.
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