TIME: Donald Trump Is ‘Person of the Year’

Time magazine taps Donald Trump as “Person of the Year,” and is announcing the news on the Today show.

Trump has had a rocky relationship with the magazine. Despite a cover story featuring photos of the president-elect with a bald eagle, other Time covers declared his campaign a “meltdown” as he struggled in the general election.

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Time Magazine’s Nancy Gibbs said on the Today show that it wasn’t a hard choice to choose Trump.

“When have we ever seen a single individual who has so defied exceptions, broken the rules, violated norms, beaten not one but two political parties on the way to winning an election he entered with 100-1 odds against him?” she asked.

Trump called into the Today show to discuss the decision, calling it a “great honor,” noting that he grew up reading the magazine.

Hillary Clinton was selected as the number two person of the year.


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