(WATE) – Time magazine announced Wednesday President-elect Donald Trump was named Person of the Year.
The magazine claims Trump had the “greatest influence” on this year’s events. The cover features the headline “President of the Divided States of America.”
“It’s hard to measure the scale of his disruption. This real estate baron and casino owner turned reality-TV star and provocateur—never a day spent in public office, never a debt owed to any interest besides his own—now surveys the smoking ruin of a vast political edifice that once housed parties, pundits, donors, pollsters, all those who did not see him coming or take him seriously,” stated the magazine.
The President-elect beat out former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Beyonce, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and more.
On the “Today Show,” Trump said, “It’s a great honor, it means a lot, especially to me growing up reading Time magazine. But to be on the cover of Time magazine as the ‘Person of the Year’ is a tremendous honor.”
When speaking of the cover, Trump said, “I’m not president yet, so I didn’t do anything to divide. I mean there’s a lot of division. And we’re going to put it back together and we’re going to have a country that’s very well healed and we’re going to be a great economic force and we’re going to build up our military and safety and we’re going to do a lot of great things.”