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Time Magazine selects President Elect Donald as 2016's Person of the Year

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KHQ.COM - Time Magazine has selected President Elect Donald Trump as the 2016 Person of the Year. ?

The news was exclusively announced on the Today Show . "It's a great honor. It means a lot especially growing up reading the magazine," Trump said in an interview with Matt Lauer. 

The cover of the magazine chose the sub title, "President of the Divided States of America."

In response to that heading, Trump said,  "I didn't do anything to divide. There's a lot of division. We're going to put it back together."

He also spoke about his feelings towards President Obama. "I've now gotten to know President Obama. I can only speak for myself but I think I have a really good chemistry with him. I really like him as a person. He loves this country. We obviously disagree on many policies, but I like him." 

"I take his recommendations very seriously," Trump said on taking President Obama's advice.

He also said he has some other big announcements coming up today and when asked if Mitt Romney was still under consideration for Secretary of State, he replied, "yes he is."

Lauer also asked him about his tweet on Tuesday saying, "Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order!" Shortly after that tweet, Boeing's stocks plummeted before rebounding later in the day. 


Trump said the Tweet had nothing to do with retribution after Boeing was critical of his trade plans in a recent article. Trump said, "Planes are too expensive. We're going to get the prices down and if we can't get the prices down then we're going to stick with what we have."

When asked about Trump's feelings and recent tweets towards Alec Baldwin impersonating him on Saturday Night Live, Trump said, "I hosted SNL when it was a good show but it's not a good show anymore. I like Alec but his imitation of me is mean-spirited."

You can watch the full interview above. 

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