Donald Trump Is Time’s Person of the Year, to No One’s Surprise



During a news conference at a Manhattan hotel in July, Donald J. Trump announced that Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana would be his running mate.

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Time magazine, unsurprisingly, has named President-elect Donald J. Trump its person of the year for 2016, calling him the “president of the divided states of America.”

Mr. Trump was not happy about that title, but called his selection a “tremendous honor.”

As NBC was building suspense for the magazine’s carefully staged announcement on the “Today” show, Mr. Trump posted on Twitter at 7:18 a.m. that he would appear shortly on the program.

The annual marketing gimmick has, since the 1920s, attempted to select a single figure or a group that has influenced the year’s events.

Mr. Trump beat out…


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