Monday, 5 December 2016

Donald Trump faces off with Hillary Clinton and Beyonce

The shortlist for the Time 'Person of the Year' was revealed Monday morning on Today, and there were few surprises

According to Dailymail the eight finalists this year are: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Mark Zuckerberg, Vladmir Putin, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Nigel Farage, Beyonce, Simone Biles, the Flint whistleblowers and the CRISPR scientists.

This 2016 Time 'Person of the Year' will be revealed this Wednesday on Today. revealed on Monday that Prime Minister Modi was the winner of the online reader's poll for the 'Person of the Year' honor.
He won 18 percent of the vote, finishing well ahead of the other finalists.

There was a three-way tie for second  place, with Trump, President Barack Obama and Julian Assange all finished with 7 percent of the vote.

This is the second year in a row that Trump has been a finalist for the annual honor, getting beat out last year by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

He responded to the magazine's decision at the time by writing on on Twitter:  'I told you @TIME Magazine would never pick me as person of the year despite being the big favorite. They picked person who is ruining Germany.'

The 2015 finalists included Caitlyn Jenner, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, the Black Lives Matter protest movement and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick.

Trump finished in third behind Merkel and ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was the runner-up for the 2015 honor.


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