Unless you live under an extremely large rock that is based in Antarctica, you probably know that Donald Trump was named TIME Person of the Year 2016. Within the cover story revealing their pick, TIME writes that ever year, they pick someone “who had the greatest influence, for better or worse, on the events of the year” and this year, it is the President-elect. TIME also states that, “for those who believe this is all for the better, Trump’s victory represents a long-overdue rebuke to an entrenched and arrogant governing class; for those who see it as for the worse, the destruction extends to cherished norms of civility and discourse, a politics poisoned by vile streams of racism, sexism, nativism” and through people’s responses to this news, we can safely say that people definitely are one side or another.
Zero chance the slew of 1940s aesthetic references in this shot are unintentional: Kodachrome palette, backdrop/shadow, Louis XVI chair pic.twitter.com/4WwUprLwpZ
— Helen Rosner (@hels) December 7, 2016
— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) December 7, 2016
Just a reminder.
Time Person of the Year.
Trump actually very much deserves to be in this company. pic.twitter.com/MTty3EMGGH
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) December 7, 2016
Good morning to everyone except the people who make major decisions at TIME magazine
— Allie (@OhioFeminist) December 7, 2016
— #NeverRomney (@chrgdup1973) December 7, 2016
I don’t want to argue with Time Magazine, but I feel like calling Donald Trump a “person” is a bit of a stretch.
— david ehrlich (@davidehrlich) December 7, 2016
*trump is person of the year, abortion basically banned in ohio*
*goes back 2 sleep sets snooze for 2020*
— Jessica Samakow (@jsam1126) December 7, 2016
— Eric Stangel (@EricStangel) December 7, 2016
Obviously the correct choice for person of the year. pic.twitter.com/BWB6l7cx9c
— Daniel Green (@GrE3n0) December 7, 2016
Give that art director a raise pic.twitter.com/5Xe1RrOGbj
— Christopher Hooton (@ChristophHooton) December 7, 2016
And then there is Mike Pence.
— Mike Pence (@mike_pence) December 7, 2016
Good day, all.