Colin Kaepernick makes shortlist for Time's 'Person of the Year'

05 December, 2017, 02:32 | Author: Genevieve Gibbs
  • Colin Kaepernick makes shortlist for Time's 'Person of the Year'

TIME has feature a Person of the Year since 1927.

All things considered, Trump is probably a strong contender for the distinction, given that the award goes to, according to Time, "the person or group of people who most influenced the news during the past year, for better or for worse". American Women (1975) and the computer (1982) have been named in the past. This year, Amazon also bought Whole Foods. Trump has also proposed ending DACA, a programme that gives legal status to "Dreamers", undocumented immigrants that have been in the US since they were children. Their futures in the United States remain uncertain as the Trump Administration follows through on plans to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program put in place by Obama.

Patty Jenkins, Hollywood director who directed Wonder Woman, the blockbuster movie that earned $100 million its opening weekend. She's signed on to direct a sequel, which is set for a November 1, 2019 release.

The magazine nominated North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, whom Trump has nicknamed "Little Rocket Man" and who has overseen ballistic missile tests that have raised fears of a nuclear confrontation.

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Colin Kaepernick: The former NFL quarterback started a national protest a year ago by sitting during the national anthem ahead of a football game. The protests have swept the National Football League this year and have even drawn attention from the President of the United States.

The #MeToo movement started past year after a recording was released of Donald Trump joking about sexual assault during a taping of Access Hollywood. MeToo allowed women, and men, to join forces on social media to show that they too were victims of sexual harassment.

Trump, who was named Person of the Year 2016, is also in the race against Robert Mueller - the ex-FBI boss tasked with trawling through allegations of Russian collusion in the Presidential election. His investigation has resulted in charges against four people tied to the campaign, including former Trump adviser Michael Flynn.

The 32-year-old crown prince was elevated by his father, King Salman, in June.

GM's Self-Driving Cars to Be Ready for Ride-Sharing in 2019
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It would be quite an achievement for Trump to score the honor in two consecutive years.

The president was named Person of the Year in 2016, shortly after being elected.

"I said probably is no good and took a pass", he said, per NBC. He was written into the Communist Party's constitution, making him China's most powerful leader since Mao Zedong.

The award will be announced Wednesday morning on "Today".

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