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Time magazine names Trump “Person of the Year”, president of the divided States of America

Thursday, December 8th 2016 - 10:15 UTC
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 “Donald Trump: President of the Divided States of America”, was positioned next to the cover photograph of the president-elect sitting in his private residence “Donald Trump: President of the Divided States of America”, was positioned next to the cover photograph of the president-elect sitting in his private residence

Time magazine on Wednesday named Donald Trump its Person of the Year, bestowing what the president-elect called an “honor” even as he derided the idea that he’ll lead “the Divided States of America.”

 That was a reference to Time’s cover line — “Donald Trump: President of the Divided States of America” — that was positioned next to the cover photograph of the president-elect sitting in his private residence at Trump Tower.

“I didn’t divide ’em,” Trump said on NBC’s “Today” show. “We’re going to put it back together and we’re going to have a country that’s very well-healed.”

Time editor Nancy Gibbs said the publication’s choice was a “straightforward” choice of the person who has had the greatest influence on events “for better or worse.”

Trump climbed from fiery underdog in the race for the GOP presidential nomination to winning the White House and defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton in the Nov. 8 election. Trump won 306 electoral votes, easily enough to make him president when the electors meet on Dec. 19. Clinton won the popular vote.

He won in part by articulating in blunt, populist terms the racial, economic and other factors that divide Americans, many of whom have not felt the nation’s recovery from recession. Trump stomped campaign traditions and social norms, including by insulting women, Muslims, Republican leaders, a reporter with disabilities and more. He also praised Russian President Vladimir Putin and last week irritated China and broke diplomatic norms by speaking by phone with the leader of Taiwan.

“When have we ever seen a single individual who has so defied expectations, broken the rules, violated norms, beaten not one but two political parties on the way to winning an election that he entered with 100-to-1 odds against him?” Gibbs said.

Clinton was the No. 2 finalist, Gibbs said. She said Clinton “came closer than any woman ever has to winning the White House, and in the process revealed, I think, both the opportunities and the obstacles that women face in the public square.”

“The Hackers,” ranked after Clinton. Gibbs said that referred to “a new cyber security threat we saw this year of state-sponsored hackers looking to delegitimize an American election.” She said this was “something new this year and something very disturbing.”

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  • Captain Poppy

    This is merely my opinion mind you, from what I see and where I go……Massachusetts, Boston area and Western Central, along with NYC where my family resides. I have not been about much since the election, but most people here are quite polarized. The main Trumpets absolutely hate what they always call the left liberals and there are left just as militant as the extreme right trumpets. The swing voters the made his vote…….are silently feeling regrets but want to hold out hope and not judge before he is even in the office.
    Some of the real concerns are the he and not denouncing the extreme haters like the white supremacist. Nor is he doing anything about his picks perpetuating fake news. Like the shooting at the DC pizzeria, or the death threats that the parents of Sandy Hook victims are getting, because these nut jobs believe the shooting in Connecticut at the elementary school was staged. He is not leading by example by any means.
    There are many concerned about his buddy buddy attitude with Putin and Russia, despite even the GOP is remounting a strong opposition to Russia. People also feel that something bad is going to happen on his watch whether it is to the USA or the USA initiating something. If his transition was not really happening, it would be quite a comical. WWE head in a cabinet position…….HUD being run because he lived in public housing. EPA being head by someone who equates factual science as alchemy and bloodletting in the same sentence. Check out the green water in Florida…….because of the GOP there deregulated it. Read comments after yahoo and MSN news stories. But I forewarn you, where a crash helmet because when you read trumpet comments, you will want to ram your head into a solid concrete wall. You can’t make up what they think and write. Read them, and then have a trumpet try and convince you that trumpets are educated. They don’t realize that GED’s don’t count as an advanced education.
    We’re back in the 60’s.

    Dec 09th, 2016 - 03:16 pm +7
  • Captain Poppy

    As a followup to the level and thought process we are talking with trumpets. The DC pizzeria shooter who believed the fake news of Clinton and Podesta operation a child sex slave ring out of it, had some regrets for the shooting but no one was injured, so it's ok in his mond. Then, commentators calling the entire event fake news to make trumpets like like loons. You can can't make this shit up.

    On another note, his DoD pick....Mathis, great general and I am certain he will do well for the military up until he resigns under a cow disease mad president. As an old soldier, marines with fight the shit out you you calling a marine a soldier and Trump keeps comparing him to Patton, a Soldier........he should be comparing him to Gen.Chesty Puller if he needs to make comparisons. Eitherway, he's one balls to the wall man to lead the DoD.

    A funny little aside, anyone who has every been around Trump knows feel well he loaths the underclass.....under his class and that means the less than desirable's who voted for him.

    I'll leave you with two Trump quotes:

    “An ‘extremely credible source’ has called my office and told me that Barack Obama’s birth certificate is a fraud”

    “My fingers are long and beautiful, as, it has been well documented, are various other parts of my body.”

    Dec 09th, 2016 - 05:38 pm +5
  • Captain Poppy

    I will have to look that up Elaine, thank you.

    I've resigned myself to not respond to trolls, so this will be the one and only.

    Still making off that you are an American? An anonymous one at that. The pride of anonymity.

    Dec 09th, 2016 - 06:50 pm +5
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