Time Magazine’s Person of the Year is Donald Trump:
This is the 90th time we have named the person who had the greatest influence, for better or worse, on the events of the year. So which is it this year: Better or worse? The challenge for Donald Trump is how profoundly the country disagrees about the answer.
It’s hard to measure the scale of his disruption. This real estate baron and casino owner turned reality-TV star and provocateur—never a day spent in public office, never a debt owed to any interest besides his own—now surveys the smoking ruin of a vast political edifice that once housed parties, pundits, donors, pollsters, all those who did not see him coming or take him seriously. Out of this reckoning, Trump is poised to preside, for better or worse.
I think he deserves the title for so many things: For doing irreparable damage to an embarrassingly corrupt media; for calling out the lies and deceit that an arrogant and detached elite desperately tried to foist upon a populace that knew better; for not backing down no matter what hurdles the establishment threw in his way; for prevailing in the face of absolutely unprecedented adversity and collusion by the most powerful special interest groups, governments, religious leaders; for exposing what a laughable and disgusting bunch had been trying to con the people of America into global submission; for achieving a feat very few so called “experts” thought possible, for doing all these things he has earned this title in spades, in my opinion.
Interesting that a day prior already Drudge had already declared him “Man of the Year”:
— EconomicsJunkie (@EconomicsJunkie) December 7, 2016