Donald Trump named as Time magazine's 'Person of the Year' for 2016

Other nominees had included Vladimir Putin, Nigel Farage, Beyoncé and Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump named as Time magazine's 'Person of the Year' for 2016

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Donald Trump has been named as Time magazine's Person of the Year.

The President-elect has been named this year's cover star over other nominees including Hillary Clinton, Nigel Farage, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Beyoncé and others.

In a lengthy feature accompanying the announcement, Michael Scherer writes: "It’s a country where many who felt powerless have a new champion, where much frustration has given way to excitement and where politics has become the greatest show on earth. Here men in combat helmets and military assault rifles now patrol the streets outside a golden residential tower in midtown Manhattan.

"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."

Previous Time people of the year include several US Presidents - including Richard Nixon, Barack Obama, John F Kennedy and George W Bush - as well as historical figures such as Adolf Hitler and Winston Churchill.

In more contemporary terms, Trump joins the likes of Angela Merkel, Pope Francis and his own allies Rudy Giuliani & Newt Gingrich.