Time Magazine has released its finalists for person of the year in 2017 Monday morning. It seems the easiest way to make the list is to be apart of the “Resistance.”
President Trump was one of the ten finalists on the list. However, the vast majority of the finalists for person of the year have something very interesting common: they are combative opponents to POTUS. At least six of the finalists on the list have gone on the record against the president for a diverse range of issues.
Here is a truncated version:
Colin Kaepernick: Facing off with Trump over kneeling for the national anthem.
Dreamers: Political lightning rod in the immigration debate.
Robert Muller: Investigating Trump for collusion with Russia.
Jeff Bezos: Owns The Washington Post, regular media target of Trump.
Kim Jong Un: Wants to kill all Americans.
Xi Jinping: President of China, regular Trump campaign punching bag.
Patty Jenkins: Not very political, but a Hillary Clinton fan.
The magazine has faced recent criticism from president Trump over its selection process. Earlier in November president Trump tweeted about being contacted by TIME for the issue, adding that he turned it down:
Time Magazine called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named “Man (Person) of the Year,” like last year, but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot. I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 24, 2017
TIME responded, saying Trump was incorrect:
The President is incorrect about how we choose Person of the Year. TIME does not comment on our choice until publication, which is December 6.
— TIME (@TIME) November 25, 2017
It seems everything is political.