has become President on January 20th

Ryovzx09

Senior Member
Mandarin-China
Hi,

I saw this following sentence earlier:
After beating Hilary Clinton in the presidential election, Donald Trump has become the 45th President of US on January 20th, 2017.

I was wondering is 'has become' the correct tense to be used in this sentence; shouldn't the past tense 'became' be used instead? Is it because Trump is still the president now?

Thanks.
 
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