Donald Trump Named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year

Last year Trump was 'runner-up- to Time's Person of the Year Angela Merkel

Donald Trump was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year — but he ruined the surprise minutes before the big reveal.

The President-elect called into the “Today” show minutes after he was named the year’s most influential person for a wide-ranging interview that addressed his cabinet picks, his business philosophy, his friendship with President Obama, his habit of late-night tweeting and his disdain for “Saturday Night Live.”

Trump teased the whirlwind interview on Twitter just before he was set to go on. But the tweet — which announced that he’d be on the NBC morning show at the exact same time it was set to unveil the magazine’s annual honor — effectively blew the cover on the surprise

Trump on the Today Show:
'I consider this a very, very great honor'