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The Internet Is Having Very Mixed Feelings About Trump Being Named Time’s Person Of The Year

Rubbing salt in the wound.

Time Magazine has rubbed salt in humanity’s collective wound and named Donald J. Trump its Person of the Year. The incoming President is the latest in a long line of notable winners, including Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin and literally every single person on the face of the earth.

“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,” wrote the magazine in its announcement. “So which is it this year: Better or worse? The challenge for Donald Trump is how profoundly the country disagrees about the answer.”

“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.”

Laying it on a bit thick there, aren’t you Time?

The magazine twisted the knife even further by declaring Hillary Clinton first runner-up. Other names on the shortlist included Beyonce, Simone Biles and Nigel Farage.

As tends to be the case with literally anything to do with Trump, people on the internet had plenty to say about Time‘s decision.

Of course those of us in Australia are pretty clear on who the actual person of the year was.