Time Magazine has named US President-elect Donald Trump as its Person of the Year.
It cited as reasons the businessman’s victory in the US presidential election and the upheaval in American politics this provoked.
“For 90 years Time has named the person who’s had the greatest effect on the world and the news for good or ill,” said Ben Goldberger, assistant managing editor at Time. “This year I think it is unquestionable that that is Donald Trump. Now the debate over whether that’s for good or ill is far, far less clear.”
The magazine published a short video about its choice, describing Trump as “President of the Divided States of America”.
The magazine noted Trump’s eclectic career as real estate magnate and reality television star before winning the US presidency.
“It’s a great honour, it means a lot,” Trump told NBC’s “Today” show shortly after the announcement.
It was a change of tone from 2013, when in criticising the magazine he predicted that Time would “soon be dead”.