What a great way for a newspaper to lose even more fans and followers. Just put Kaepernick on your shortlist for a person of the year!!
Everybody knows that Colin Kaepernick’s polarizing decision to protest the national anthem was a stupid thing to do! Honoring and respect the flag of our nation is also paying respect for those who paid the ultimate sacrifice to keep of nation safe and free.
Time unveiled the 10 finalists in the running to be named 2017 Person of the Year, which included President Trump, Colin Kaepernick, Special Counsel Robert Mueller and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
The shortlist of candidates for TIME’s 2017 Person of the Year was unveiled Monday morning on NBC’s Today. Since 1927, TIME has identified the Person of the Year, recognizing the person or group of people who most influenced the news during the past year, for better or for worse.
In recent years, the shortlist for Person of the Year has included Hillary Clinton, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Black Lives Matter activists, CRISPR scientists, and Beyoncé.
Many of the names listed have been surrounded by controversy this year. Kaepernick was the topic of discussion after the NFL anthem kneeling controversy escalated when the president chimed in. The #MeToo movement gained traction after a slew of prominent Hollywood figures were accused of sexual misconduct.
Speculation over who will be granted the title began in late November after Trump tweeted he “took a pass” on being “Man (person) of the Year” because the magazine wanted a photoshoot and interview.
“Time Magazine called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named “Man (Person) of the Year,” like last year, but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photoshoot,” Trump tweeted. “I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!”
However, Time responded to Trump in a tweet: “The president is incorrect about how we choose Person of the Year.”
Trump was awarded the title last year.
This decision will anger many Americans Kaepernick is a traitor and he should be labeled as one!
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