‘They’ve picked a person who is ruining Germany’: Now Trump picks a fight with Time as he hits out after Angela Merkel beats him to be name Person of The Year

Presidential hopeful Donald Trump epitomized the sore loser when he slammed German leaderAngela Merkel being named TimePerson of the Year.Trump, who came in third after Merkel and ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, responded to losing out on the title by claiming Time magazine had ‘picked the person who is ruining Germany’.The 61-year-old German Chancellor topped a list of finalists that included Trump, the Black Lives Matter protest movement and Uber’s CEO Travis Kalanick.ISIS’s Bakr al-Baghdadi, described by Time as a ‘brooding muezzin of death’, was second on the list.Merkel’s selection was announced this morning onNBC’s Today show.She was praised by the magazine for her leadership on everything from Syrian refugees to the Greek debt crisis.’Leaders are tested only when people don’t want to follow,’ Time editor Nancy Gibbs said in a statement issued Wednesday.’For asking more of her country than most politicians would dare, for standing firm against tyranny as well as expedience and for providing steadfast moral leadership in a world where it is in short supply, Angela Merkel is TIME’s Person of the Year.’In her commentary, Gibbs said the Chancellor was ‘not taking the easy road’.’Not once or twice but three times there has been reason to wonder this year whether Europe could continueto exist, not culturally or geographically but as a historic experiment in ambitious statecraft.


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