TIME MAGAZINE POY, DONALD J. TRUMP …
Donald Trump appears to be making Time great again. Time magazine has made president-elect Donald Trump, 2016 Time Person of the Year!!! Honestly, who else could it have been and Time have any credibility? Although, there was a moment when I thought they might have made the snark pick of Julian Assange of Wikileaks and Vladimir Putin. However, with Trump’s political upset in this past year’s 2016 presidential election over Hillary Clinton, turning blue states red, having to go up against the most well funded Democrat candidate in history, the liberal MSM, the DNC, Democrats and establishment Republicans … Donald Trump won a historic electoral college landslide victory. Who else could be Time person of the year but Donald J. 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.
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. To his believers, he delivers change—broad, deep, historic change, not modest measures doled out in Dixie cups; to his detractors, he inspires fear both for what he may do and what may be done in his name.