US President-elect Donald Trump has been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year. The reason given is due to the the New York businessman’s upheaval in American politics brought about by his election campaign and victory. Trump commented on NBC’s Today show that “It’s a great honour, it means a lot,”
In Time’s announcement they said It’s hard to measure the scale of Trump’s disruption. “For those who believe this is all for the better, Trump’s victory represents a long-overdue rebuke to an entrenched and arrogant governing class.” commneted the magazine.
Time’s short list also included Democrat Hillary Clinton, Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan and Beyonce.
Time Magazine says it gives the title to those who have had the greatest influence on events “for better or worse”.