Donald Trump was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year.
The magazine named the president-elect the year’s most significant person a year after passing him over for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, drawing complaints from the then-candidate.
Accepting what he called the “great honor” on NBC’s Today show, Trump said he will wait a few more days to make his own announcement: His choice for secretary of State.
“Next week will be the time I announce it,” Trump said.
In bestowing the honor, Time magazine said Trump’s victory in the 2016 presidential election has shaken up the U.S. political system, for better or worse.
“For those who believe this is all for the better, Trump’s victory represents a long-overdue rebuke to an entrenched and arrogant governing class; for those who see it as for the worse, the destruction extends to cherished norms of civility and discourse, a politics poisoned by vile streams of racism, sexism, nativism,” the magazine said.