Donald Trump is Time magazine’s Person of the Year

Posted at 7:50 AM, Dec 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-07 18:15:36-05

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump is Time magazine's Person of the Year.

The president-elect's selection was announced Wednesday morning on NBC's "Today" show.

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.

Time's managing editor Nancy Gibbs said Clinton was the No. 2 finalist.

Trump has previous criticized the magazine for releasing a "bad list."

"The Time Magazine list of the 100 Most Influential People is a joke and stunt of a magazine that will, like Newsweek, soon be dead. Bad list!" Trump tweeted in April 2013.

Two years later, Trump called out Time for not selecting him as Person of the Year.

"I told you Time Magazine would never pick me as person of the year despite being the big favorite They picked person who is ruining Germany."