On its 90th year of selecting the person who contributed profound influence in the world in the largest scale, Time Magazine selected Donald Trump Person of the Year. Whether the influence is for "better or worse,'' the world will wait until the incoming president finishes his term in the coming years.
The Time Magazine through its Editor-in Chief Nancy Gibbs has explained the reason for selecting Mr Trump. According to her, the next president was selected "For reminding America that demagoguery feeds on despair and that truth is only as powerful as the trust in those who speak it, for empowering a hidden electorate by mainstreaming its furies and live-streaming its fears, and for framing tomorrow's political culture by demolishing yesterday's, Donald Trump is Time's 2016 person of the year." The headline story reads: "Donald Trump: President of the Divided States of America."
Known as a person who can divide opinion, Trump is the most controversial choice from the list. As reported in The Guardian, there were choices in the past who also raised eyebrows from the public. Stalin and Hitler appeared as Person of the Year in 1930's. Stalin reappeared in 1942 while Iranian revolutionary leader Ayatollah Khomeini was chosen in 1979. However, there were also conventional and more expected choices like out-going President Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Pope Francis in 2013.
Hillary Clinton, who was so close to being the first female president of the US, was shortlisted. Joining her were the Flint Wistleblowers, Beyoncé Knowles and social networking magnate Mark Zuckerberg.
Mr. Trump has been the subject of heavy criticisms from the time he announced his willingness to become the next president. He was constantly bombarded with issues ranging from his mannerisms, his family, to his unpopular stance on many issues. In fact, an article in Jobs & Hire just few days ago, Mr. Trump was engaged in word war with actor Alec Baldwin in tweeter.