Donald Trump is TIME’s Person of the year 2016: 5 reasons behind his selection

"It’s a great honour. It means a lot," said Donald Trump.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 7, 2016 8:32 pm
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TIME magazine on Wednesday named US President-elect Donald Trump as the Person of The Year citing the scale of his disruption in American politics. In an announcement explaining the reason behind his selection, TIME magazine said, “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. Out of this reckoning, Trump is poised to preside, for better or worse.”

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Minutes after his selection, in an interview to NBC’s news program, Trump said, “It’s a great honour. It means a lot. I have grown up reading Time magazine, it’s a very important magazine. It is a tremendous honor, I am lucky to be on the cover of Time in the past.”

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Here are five reasons why Trump was selected as Person of The Year 2016:

1) TIME said that ‘to Trump’s believers, he delivers change – broad, deep, historic- not modest measure doled out in Dixie cups’. And to his detractors, Time says, he instills fear for what he may do.

2) Trump stirred a revolution that feels fully American, says Time. The magazine goes onto say that his persistence on truth and logic, made him stronger. His victory also mirrors the rise of nationalists across the world, right from Philippines to United Kingdom, the magazine added.

3) Trump presented many challenges and choices that America values. But voters cared most about who could deliver change. In this he beat her by around 69 points, says TIME.

4) 2016 was the year of his rise and 2017 will be the year when he takes over the mantle as the President of the United States of America. Just like all newly elected leaders, says TIME, ‘he has an opportunity to fulfill promises and defy expectations’.

5) Finally, Trump successfully reminded the US that ‘demagoguery feeds on despair and that truth is only as powerful as the trust in those who speak it’. In the process, TIME observed, he also empowered ‘a hidden electorate by mainstreaming its furies and live-streaming its fears’

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    ashok
    Dec 7, 2016 at 5:16 pm
    Check your fact. Trump does not even pority vote in USA. Forget about rest of the world.
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      ashok
      Dec 7, 2016 at 5:20 pm
      Please ignore him, just an Aaptard. Showing his frustration.
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        CitizenIndia
        Dec 7, 2016 at 3:04 pm
        The name may be changed "Person of the Year" to "Person of the Year America" and confined to America only not Global.
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        1. Dr.P.L.Nawalkha
          Dec 7, 2016 at 2:48 pm
          Credibility of selection process of Times person award is drifted to questionability. Selection is not questionable but with dilution in integrity
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            Andy Desai
            Dec 7, 2016 at 8:28 pm
            Check this out on Time POY -lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;1992 - Bill Clintonlt;br/gt;2000 - George Bushlt;br/gt;2008 - Barack Obamalt;br/gt;2016 - Donald Trumplt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Time may as well pre-announce POY every 8 years to the POTUS (President Of The US) :)
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