Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said Saturday that Time Magazine should recognize that President Trump is the only right choice for the magazine’s coveted « Person of the Year » distinction.
Lewandowski told Fox News that Time and other mainstream media outlets don’t give Trump « the credit he’s deserved. »
« 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 TrumpDonald John TrumpO’Malley tells Dems not to fear Trump Right way and wrong way Five things to know about the elephant trophies controversy MORE, » the former Trump aide said.
« As you know, the stock market is through the roof. People’s 401ks are doing better than they were a year ago, » he added. « Why should we be surprised? »
The former campaign manager’s statement comes after Trump tweeted Friday that the magazine told him he could possibly be « Person of the Year » for the second year in a row. Trump said he turned the magazine down.
« 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, » Trump tweeted. « Thanks anyway! »
Time denied the claim from the president in a tweet.
« 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, » tweeted the magazine in response.
Lewandowski, who was fired as Trump’s campaign manager before the end of the GOP primary last year, has been an active surrogate for the president since Trump took office in January.