The fact that my money was on Harambe just goes to show how weird this year has been.
Donald Trump, the new president of the United States, has been named by Time Magazine as 2016’s Person of the Year. His hairpiece, tying with him, was also featured on the cover photo. This is a prestigious honor for President Trump (still trying to get used to saying that!) He joins the ranks of several other titans of history, such as Adolf Hitler:
And Vladimir Putin:
Coincidentally, all of these people share(d) a similar goal to Trump: make their country great again!
Time Magazine reports: For nearly 17 months on the campaign trail, Trump did what no American politician had attempted in a generation, with defiant flair. Instead of painting a bright vision for a unified future, he magnified the divisions of the present, inspiring new levels of anger and fear within his country. Whatever you think of the man, this much is undeniable: he uncovered an opportunity others didn’t believe existed, the last, greatest deal for a 21st century salesman. The national press, the late-night comics, the elected leaders, the donors, the corporate chiefs and a sitting President who prematurely dropped his mic—they all believed he was just taking the country for a ride.
(NOTE: The Time article itself is way longer than this single quote, and I found it to be a really interesting read. You should really check it out!)
So Trump is man of the year, and it’s hard to argue that it isn’t undeserved. The Person of the Year goes to someone that has had the largest impact on the world. For better or for worse, 2016 has definitely been the Year of the Donald.