“I can’t imagine anybody else other than Trump,” Trump boasted to reporters outside the White House on Tuesday. “Can you imagine anybody other than Trump?”
Time did name Trump its “Person of the Year” in 2016, following his election victory over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. In 2017, Trump claimed he rejected the publication’s unofficial offer to receive the title for the second year in a row.
But the magazine later said his brag was “incorrect”:
Time ended up naming The Silence Breakers ― “the individuals who set off a national reckoning over the prevalence of sexual harassment” ― as its collective “Person of the Year” for 2017.
Last Monday, the magazine revealed the results of a reader poll about who should receive the 2018 title. South Korean boy band BTS placed first. Pop stars Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Beyoncé and Lady Gaga all made the top 10.
Trump was 19th.