Photo: Finalists for Time Person of the Year revealed on Today & an Arab royal makes the cut

December 4, 2017 8:31 pm

Time Person of the Year acquaints a commander-in-chief with strange bedfellows.

Commander-in-tweet: President Trump (above in November at the annual APEC meeting) is in the running for the honor once again after being named Time Person of the Year in 2016

The finalists for the annual honor were revealed Monday morning on Today, with President Donald Trump once again in the running alongside two of his biggest political foes – special counsel Robert Mueller and football-star-turned-philanthropist Colin Kaepernick. Those three men were joined by the members of the #metoo movement, the Dreamers, Jeff Bezos, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman of Saudi Arabia and the list’s sole female, Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins. The group of finalists was rounded out by two more Asian leaders, President Xi Jinping of China and Kim Jong Un of North Korea. That list is compiled by the editors of Time based on who they believe has influenced the world around them ‘for good or ill’ the most over the past 12 months. One of the names noticeably missing from the list was former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who had been among the finalists last year but ultimately lost out to President Trump.

The final countdown: The finalist for Time Person of the Year (above) were revealed on Today Monday
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