Here’s how you could have predicted Trump as ‘Person of the Year’


When Time magazine announced President-elect Donald Trump as its choice for its 2016 “Person of the Year,” many expressed outrage, despite the fact that his selection was perhaps one of the few predictable things about the surreal, fever dream that is 2016.

Twitter critics of Trump quickly linked Trump’s selection to terrible past selections like Adolf Hitler (1938) and Josef Stalin (1939, 1942).

— David Weiner (@daweiner) December 7, 2016

But another context would be the White House’s previous occupants: since 1932, every president has won the award, some more than once. And six of the last seven presidents have been given the honor by Time the year they were elected to office, before their inauguration.  Read more…

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