President-elect Donald Trump has been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year. Just moments before the announcement was made on NBC, Trump tweeted, “I will be interviewed on the (at)TODAY show at 7:30. Enjoy!”
The Manhattan billionare shocked most of the nation as he went from the fiery underdog in the presidential race, to emerge the winner over Democrat Hillary Clinton. Trump won the Electoral College vote, while Clinton won the popular vote. Hillary Clinton was the #2 finalist on TIME’s list.
Trump told TODAY that he’s honored, but he took issue with the magazine’s cover which refers to him as “President of the Divided States of America.”
“When you say ‘divided states of America,’ I didn’t divide them. They’re divided now, there’s a lot of division. And we’re going to put it back together.”
TIME Washington Bureau Chief Michael Scherer writes:
“It’s an America of renewed hope and paralyzing fear, a country few expected less than a year ago. Because of Donald John Trump, whatever happens next, it will never be like it was before.”
Trump beat out 10 other finalists.
Meantime, during Trump’s interview with the TODAY Show’s Matt Lauer, the president-elect served up a glowing review of his new relationship with President Obama.
“I’ve just gotten to know President Obama.” … I really like him. .. .”He’s loves the country, he wants to do right by the country …”