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The Finalists For TIME’s Person of the Year Are Out, and Trump Is Going to Be Livid

There are precious few best-ofs that we even care about anymore, including big awards shows and even the Nobel Prize. It’s just hard to keep up with when there’s so much going on everywhere.

Somehow, however, we manage to keep track of who makes Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year” award. Maybe it’s because it’s right there at the checkout line in the grocery store, but whatever the reason, we can see the cover with our eyes closed.

This year’s finalists are out — maybe that’s another reason we pay so much attention, because there are “finalists” — and although nobody expected Trump to be on the list, one of the entries pertains directly to him. And he is going to be pissed.

Monday morning, the hosts of the Today show revealed just who those finalists are. And just as in other years, some of the entries aren’t necessarily single people, but groups, toys, and even concepts.

It has been an eclectic list since it began in 1927 (Charles Lindbergh was the first), but nobody has ever thrown a fit about it in its history except Donald Trump. He even tweeted about NOT winning POTY, in a tweet that’s still up:

This year, however, Trump is going to be mad for an entirely different reason.

The list for this year is as follows:

  • Hollywood Strikers
  • Taylor Swift
  • Xi Jinping
  • Sam Altman
  • Barbie
  • Trump’s Prosecutors
  • King Charles III
  • Vladimir Putin
  • Jerome Powell

Did you notice that one in the middle there? Yeah, we get that Barbie was huge and Taylor Swift became a gazillionaire and Vladimir Putin kept murdering all the people he could think of to murder. But that one in the middle is the one that’s going to prompt a few Truth Social rants from the twice-impeached God of Ferret Hair.

It’s Letitia James, Fani Willis, Jack Smith, and the whole gang all rolled into one. Buckle up, kiddos. This should be funny.


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