US President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris were named Time magazine’s 2020 “Person of the Year” for their election victory over Donald Trump.
“For changing the American story, for showing that the forces of empathy are greater than the furies of division, for sharing a vision of healing in a grieving world,” Time said, explaining its choice.
Time’s magazine cover boasts portraits of Biden and Harris with the subtitle “Changing America’s story.”
“Together, they offered restoration and renewal in a single ticket. And America bought what they were selling,” the publication said.
Time praised the Democratic ticket for ousting an incumbent president for just the 10th time in US history.
“Biden and Harris had to revive the party’s fading strength with white voters without college degrees; energize its emerging base of diverse, urban young voters; and motivate the hordes of angry suburbanites, particularly college graduates and women, who had fled the Trump-era GOP,” it wrote.