Financial Times Person of the Year Is Donald Trump

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump poses for a photo after an interview with Reuters in his office in Trump Tower, in the Manhattan borough of New York City, U.S., May 17, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump poses for a photo after an interview with Reuters in his office in Trump Tower, in the Manhattan borough of New York City, U.S., May 17, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump became Person of the Year according to the Financial Times.

It Can’t Happen Here was the title of Sinclair Lewis’s celebrated 1935 novel about fascism in America. It didn’t then, and many well-informed Americans — Republicans and Democrats — believed that the election of Donald Trump wouldn’t happen either, FT wrote.

Italy might once have fallen for Silvio Berlusconi. Britain might have opted for Brexit. But Mr. Trump, the property mogul-turned-reality TV star, would never get past the American people. The most generous forecasts, such as that of statistician Nate Silver, gave him a one-in-three chance of taking the White House just days before the election.

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