On Wednesday TIME unveiled its Person of the Year cover for 2015. The well-known magazine named German Chancellor Angela Merkel as its choice.
Merkel is only the fourth woman to ever be named as "Person of the Year" by TIME and is the first woman to receive this honor since 1986 whenCorazon Aquino, president ofthe Philippines graced the cover.
TIME makes a special note of Merkel's leadershiprolein the Greek debt crisis and her involvement with allowing refugees and migrants into Germany. The cover of the magazine features a painting of the German leader.
While these accomplishments are worthy of becoming the Person of the Year, many people on Twitter were surprised at TIME’s pick.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made sure he added his opinion. According to Trump, he believes the magazine would never choose him despite being a “big favorite” and the magazine picked someone who is “ruining Germany.”
Here are some of the reactions from Twitter.
I told you @TIME Magazine would never pick me as person of the year despite being the big favorite They picked person who is ruining Germany— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 9, 2015
Merkel is a conservative who, on refugees, showed her compassion and political courage. She is the un-Trump. https://t.co/s9hgvEIx45— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) December 9, 2015
TIME magazine has just named German Chancellor Angela Merkel as Person of the Year. Somebody get Trump some smelling salts.— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) December 9, 2015
Angela Merkel is the Shakespeare in Love of Time Person of the Year winners— J-L Cauvin (@JLCauvin) December 9, 2015