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President-elect Donald Trump, the real estate businessman and political novice whose election campaign made the entire world take notice, has been selected as TIME’s 2016 Person of the Year.
"To be on the cover of Time as Person of the Year is a tremendous honor," Trump told Matt Lauer in an interview after the reveal.
The President-elect did however take issue with the magazine's choice to refer to him as "President of the Divided States of America."
"I think putting 'divided' is snarky," Trump said. "I didn’t do anything to divide."
originally posted by: Martin75
I find it hilarious that they can't just congratulate him.
I never really looked at this as a prize where you would want congratulations, it is more of a 'who was most interesting' or 'who impacted the news most' type of honorific.
2015:Merkel - Chancellor of Germany since 2005, recognized for leadership in the Greek debt crisis and European migrant crisis.
2014:Ebola fighters - "Ebola fighters" refers to health care workers who helped stop the spread of ebola virus disease during the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa, including not only doctors and nurses, but also ambulance attendants, burial parties and others
2013: Pope Francis -Elected head of the Roman Catholic Church in 2013, following the resignation of Pope Benedict XV
As German Chancellor, Hitler oversaw the unification of Germany with Austria and the Sudetenland in 1938, after the Anschluss and Munich Agreement respectively.
In 1939, Stalin was General Secretary of the Communist Party and de facto leader of the Soviet Union. He oversaw the signing of a non-aggression pact with Nazi Germany before invading eastern Poland.