Trump named Time magazine's Person of the Year
The reason he won the honor, and the big names that were runners up to the 2016 title.
NEW YORK (WDRB) -- Donald Trump is Time magazine's Person of the Year.
The president-elect's selection was announced Wednesday morning. The Manhattan real estate magnate went from fiery underdog to win the White House over Democrat Hillary Clinton. Trump won the Electoral College vote, while Clinton won the popular vote.
The magazine writes that "Now it’s difficult to count all the ways Trump remade the game: the huckster came off more real than the scripted political pros. The cable-news addict made pollsters look like chumps. The fabulist out-shouted journalists fighting to separate fact from falsehood. The demagogue won more Latino and black votes than the 2012 Republican nominee."
Time's managing editor Nancy Gibbs said Clinton was the No. 2 finalist saying the winner of the presidential popular vote leaves behind a "complicated legacy."
Editors say Clinton "made history for three decades as an advocate, a First Lady, a Senator, and a Secretary of State, but she will now be remembered as much for what she didn’t do as what she did. A female candidate in an election that didn’t hinge on gender after all, she became a symbol in a fight that was about much more than symbolism. She’s the woman who was almost President, she is what might have been and what will yet be."
Other finalists for Person of the Year include Hackers, Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Beyonce.
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