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Donald Trump named Time magazine's Person of the Year 2016.

Jean Daniel
07 Dec, 2016 In Foreign0 Comments , leave one



The US President-elect Donald Trump has been named Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2016. The business tycoon was awarded the title following his unexpected victory over Hillary Clinton in November's presidential election. Mr Trump told NBC's Today show shortly after the announcement it was a "great honour" which "meant a lot" to him. Also in the shortlist is Mrs Clinton,Russian President Vladimir Putin and Nigel Farage 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. The magazine invites readers to vote on who they think has earned the title, but the final decision is made by editors. Others considered included gold-medal winning US gymnast Simone Biles, singer Beyonce Knowles and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

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