Trump named Time magazine’s Person of the Year
President Elect Donald Trump has been named “Person of the Year”, by Time Magazine. The reason is because of his long shot win in the election. “It’s a great honor. It means a lot,” Trump said in a telephone interview on NBC’s “Today” show.
The magazine’s managing editor, Nancy Gibbs, said that the choice of Trump this year was “straightforward.”
“Now it’s difficult to count all the ways Trump remade the game: the huckster came off more real than the scripted political pros. The cable-news addict made pollsters look like chumps,” the accompanying article in Time reads. “The fabulist out-shouted journalists fighting to separate fact from falsehood. The demagogue won more Latino and black votes than the 2012 Republican nominee.”
Hildabeast, came in as a second choice. Trump beat her again.
Also on the list were Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, The CRISPR pioneers, “The hackers” and pop singer Beyoncé.
Trump went from long-shot underdog to president-elect when he beat Clinton on Nov. 8.
Trump was on the shortlist for the 2015 award, but was beaten to it by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. At that time Trump said he had predicted that he wouldn’t win that year, and called Merkel the “person who is ruining Germany.”