Donald Trump is named the TIME person of the year and its a surety the country profoundly disagrees about that answer and how worse his effect has been so far.
Its hard to measure the amount of disruption by him, 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.
The revolution Trump stirred feels like fully American, with its echoes of popular pasts, of Andrew Jackson and Huey Long and at its most sinister, Joe McCarthy and Charles Coughlin. US President's assualt on truth and logic, has made him stronger. His election victory marked the ascent of nationalists around the world.
As it turned out to be a failed strategy when Hillary Clinton, who loves policy solutions and believes in them, tried to make this race a character test, a referendum on Trump. He presented many challenges and so many choices as to what America values. Even at the moment of his victory, 6 out of 10 voters were there to say that he still isn't eligible to be the President of the United States of America. 2016 is Trump's rising year, the next four years will be his years of rule.
Among the other finalists who he beat were German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The Time cover reads, "Donald Trump: President of the Divided States of America", and the cover image features a photograph of the president-elect sitting in his private residence at Trump Tower.
In a phone interview on the programme, Trump welcomed the move as "a very, very great honor". "It means a lot," he added.