Trump Named Time's Person of the Year Mike Vance December 7, 2016 News It's official. Donald Trump named Time's Person of the Year. The President-elect was chosen for the honor on Wednesday. “It’s a great honor. It means a lot,” Trump said on the NBC show "Today." "To be on the cover of Time magazine as the person of the year is a tremendous honor," Trump also added. .@TIME’s 2016 Person of the Year is… @realdonaldtrump #TIMEPOY pic.twitter.com/YjZzth22IO — TODAY (@TODAYshow) December 7, 2016 Guess who came in second? Hillary Clinton.