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

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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). 

Hmm..pic.twitter.com/vVQMg7Na4U

— 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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‘Time’ names Trump person of the year and Twitter has a lot to say

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No matter how hard you try to ignore Donald Trump, he just won’t go away.

On Wednesday, Time magazine announced Donald Trump as its “Person of the Year.” On the cover, Time wrote that he’d become president of the “divided states of America.” Twitter couldn’t agree more.

While some Trump supporters greeted the announcement with joy, others noted that the editorial was highly critical of him and the type of damage he’s already caused. NeverTrumpers and Clinton supporters noted that Hitler and Putin had both received the award before and that this was no honor. Read more…

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‘Time’ names Donald Trump person of the year

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Donald Trump is Time magazine’s person of the year

Time described him on its front cover as president of the “Divided States of America”.

The president-elect was on a shortlist of 11 people that included, among others, runner-up Hillary Clinton, Beyoncé and Vladimir Putin. 

Donald Trump is TIME’s Person of the Year 2016 #TIMEPOY https://t.co/5pTGOksevE pic.twitter.com/N8BtqTu9Nl

— TIME (@TIME) December 7, 2016

Trump told NBC’s Today show shortly after the announcement it was a “great honor” that “meant a lot” to him. Read more…

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Guess who’s the only British person on Time’s person of the year shortlist

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Nigel Farage, the former leader of the Ukip party and prominent Leave campaigner in the Brexit referendum in June, has been shortlisted for Time magazine’s person of the year award. 

Farage is one of the 11 contenders named by the U.S. publication alongside U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Beyoncé and Russian President Vladimir Putin. 

“As head of the U.K. Independence Party, Farage was a face of the successful campaign for Britain to leave the European Union, positioning the referendum as the start of a global populist wave against the political establishment,” the magazine said.  Read more…

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