Donald Trump is TIME Magazine's Person of the Year

"It's a great honour. It means a lot".

  • · Posted 14 months Ago
  •  BY Joe Reeve

President-elect Donald Trump has been named TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year, with presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Computer Hackers, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, The CRISPR Pioneers and Beyoncé named as runners-up.

TIME describe the title as "the person deemed to have most influenced the year’s news, for better or worse". Previous winners in recent times include Angela Merkel, Pope Francis, Mark Zuckerberg and Vladimir Putin. In an interview with NBC’s Today show, Trump said "It's a great honour. It means a lot".

The cover of the magazine was shot by Nadav Kander, who also took the portrait of President Barack Obama when he received the title in 2012. It features the president-elect sitting in a chair at his residence in Trump Tower, with the headline reading "Donald Trump: President of the Divided States of America".

Read more about TIME Magazine’s choices for Person of the Year over on their website.

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