Angela Merkel beats Trump, ISIS leader for Time’s Person of the Year

WATCH: Time magazine has chosen German Chancellor Angela Merkel as its "Person of the Year." The magazine says she has provided "steadfast moral leadership in a world where it is in short supply." Jeff Semple reports.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has beat out Donald Trump for Time magazine’s Person of the Year.

It’s a slight that has Trump turning to Twitter, saying he knew the magazine wouldn’t pick him because he was the “favourite.”

WATCH BELOW: Donald Trump lost out to Angela Merkel for Time’s “Person of the Year” and took to Twitter to speak out.

She also beat out other top contenders like ISIS leader Alu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick.

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The article cited Merkel’s leadership on everything from Syrian refugees to the Greek debt crisis.

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Time also cited Merkel’s strong response to “Vladimir Putin’s creeping theft of Ukraine.”

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“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.”

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Merkel, 61, is just the fourth woman since 1927 to be chosen and the first since opposition leader Corazon C. Aquino of the Philippines in 1986. She is the first German since Willy Brandt, the West German chancellor named in 1970 for “seeking to bring about a fresh relationship between East and West” during the Cold War. In 1999, Time picked the German-born Albert Einstein as Person of the Century.

With files from Global’s Rebecca Joseph.