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Trump complains that ‘Person of the Year’ title is ‘politically correct’

‘They call it Person. They want to be politically correct. That’s OK.’


Dell Cameron


Donald Trump’s vexation with being dubbed “President of the Divided States of America” by Time magazine persists, with the president-elect finding new and creative ways to harangue the publication that dared to be so bold.

At a post-campaign rally in Iowa, Trump took issue with being christened Person of the Year—as opposed to Man of the Year—adding further credence to the trope that masculinity is, despite a historical symbolic association with vigor, more fragile than a snowflake resting on the mushy scalp of a newborn baby.

“They used to call it Man of the Year, but they can’t do that anymore,” Trump told his Iowan supporters. “They call it Person. They want to be politically correct. That’s OK.”

Having recognized both men and women over the past 89 years—not to mention things, groups, and ideasTime formally changed the name of its annual issue to Person of the Year in 1999.

Trump also continued to blast the magazine for labeling him a divisive figure, telling an Iowa crowd: “We’re going to bring the nation together. We’re not going to have a divided nation.”

Read more about Trump’s fragility at CNN

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