This will be Trump’s 10th time and first time as President- elect on the magazine’s cover, and all but one have been since August 2015. His first appearance on TIME was in 1989.
To be on the cover of Time as Person of the Year is a tremendous honor,” Trump told Matt Lauer in an interview after the reveal.
The President-elect did however take issue with the magazine’s choice to refer to him as “President of the Divided States of America.”
“When you say ‘divided states of America,’ I didn’t divide them,” Trump said. “They’re divided now, there’s a lot of division. And we’re going to put it back together.”