Donald Trump named Time’s ‘Person of the Year’

Donald Trump named Time’s ‘Person of the Year’

Donald Trump named Time’s ‘Person of the Year’

Written by Staff Writer

08 Dec, 2016 | 3:25 pm

US President-elect Donald Trump has been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2016.

The annual cover on which the magazine recognises the person who “for better or for worse … has done the most to influence the events of the year” pictures the president-elect in his New York tower with the headline, Donald Trump: President of the Divided States of America.

The annual marketing gimmick has, since the 1920s, attempted to select a single figure or a group that has influenced the year’s events.

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Mr. Trump beat out 10 other finalists announced on Monday, including Hillary Clinton; Simone Biles, the Olympic gymnast; Beyoncé; Mark Zuckerberg; and the Flint, Mich., whistle-blowers, the residents and civil engineers who sounded the alarm on lead-poisoned water in the city.

The former leader of the UK Independence Party, Nigel Farage, was also on the list for his role in the successful campaign for Britain to leave the European Union.

Mrs Clinton came second in the selection, Time’s managing editor Nancy Gibbs said, adding that the choice of Mr Trump was “straightforward”.

Time said the president-elect had redrawn America’s political rules.

Last year’s pick was the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, and the sitting president, Barack Obama, appeared both as president-elect in 2008 and after securing a second term in 2012.

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