Donald Trump named as person of the Year by TIME magazine
TIME Magazine has named the President-Elect of the United State of America, Donald Trump, as it’s 2016 Person of The Year.
Trump won the November presidential election over the Democrat’s Hilary Clinton, who was named by the magazine as the runner-up. On the magazine cover, it described Trump as the President of the “Divided States of America.”
— TIME (@TIME) December 7, 2016
“To be on the cover of Time as Person of the Year is a tremendous honor,” Trump said on NBC’s Today Show to Matt Lauer. “It’s a great honour, it means a lot.”
He added: “When you say divided states of America, I didn’t divide them. They’re divided now. I mean there’s a lot of division, and we’re going to put it back together and we’re going to have a country that’s very well healed.”
Other finalists included singer Beyonce and record-setting Olympic gymnast, Simone Biles.
Every President of the United States has received the honor, with current President Barack Obama winning it twice in 2008 and 2012. His predecessor, George W. Bush also won it twice in 2000 and 2004.
Time wrote about runner up Hilary: “Hillary Clinton made history for three decades as an advocate, a First Lady, a Senator, and a Secretary of State, but she will now be remembered as much for what she didn’t do as what she did.
“A female candidate in an election that didn’t hinge on gender, after all, she became a symbol in a fight that was about much more than symbolism. She’s the woman who was almost President, she is what might have been and what will yet be.”