The elected President of the United States, Donald Trump, has just be chosen as 2016 Person of the Year by Time magazine today.
The announcement was made this morning during NBC’s Today Show.
In this sure to be a controversial edition, the classic red-cornered cover shows a seated President looking over his right shoulder with the mention “Donald Trump : President of the Divided States of America”.
“It’s a great honor. It means a lot,” Trump said in his interview on live television. “I’ve been lucky enough to be on the cover many times this year.”
Time editor-in-chief Nancy Gibbs explained: “For all of Trump’s public life, tastemakers and intellectuals have dismissed him as a vulgarian and carnival barker, a showman with big flash and little substance. “But what those critics never understood was that their disdain gave him strength.”
Trump was described by the magazine as having “upended the leadership of both major political parties and effectively shifted the political direction of the international order.”
She also told that Hilary Clinton was in second place in the list of finalists. The Hackers, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the CRISPR pioneers and Beyoncé were also part of the short list.
Exiting President, Barrack Obama won the prestigious honor in 2008 and 2012.
Donald Trump, from underdog to Leader of the Free World
Known for his outspokenness on his Twitter account, the real-estate businessman from Manhattan made every analysts and survey lie last month when he was elected as the 45th President of the United States of America. Against all odds, he won the election by the number of votes while his opponent, democrat Hillary Clinton, won the Popular Vote.
Against all odds, he won the election by the number of votes while his opponent, democrat Hillary Clinton, won the Popular Vote.
Trump is set to take the official oath of office in the White House next month.