Hard to imagine TIME magazine hadn’t been hoping (planning even) to feature Hillary Clinton for this year’s “Person of the Year” honor, after she became the first woman president. (Though at least TIME didn’t get so far as printing and distributing the Hillary issues, like their cohort Newsweek did — awkward.)
As disappointed as they may be, today TIME magazine declared President-elect Donald Trump their “Person of the Year.”
It’s hardly the first time Trump’s made the cover of TIME, though some appearances have been more flattering than others.
Here’s a picture of today’s cover:
Notice anything unusual about the latest cover featuring Trump? For a comparison, here’s what it looked like after Barack Obama won the presidency, and became TIME‘s person the year.
Barack Obama is simply president — while Trump is the president of the “Divided States of America.”
When it was Obama, he was just president, when it's Trump, he's president of the "divided states of America." pic.twitter.com/pIq2oKvrVm
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) December 7, 2016
EDITOR 1: gotta be trump. he's president of the united states.
ED 2: more like divided states.
ED 3: lol
ED 4: lol
ED 5: lol
ED 6: lo
— Matt Negrin (@MattNegrin) December 7, 2016
But Time chose to use neg and offensive word, The "DIVIDED" States of America pic.twitter.com/ntuHMwG5XS
— Lori Hendry ? (@Lrihendry) December 7, 2016
— Sissy Willis (@SissyWillis) December 7, 2016
Those at TIME were among those complaining about the problems President Barack Obama inherited from President George W. Bush. By that logic, didn’t President Trump inherit a divided America from Obama, Divider in Chief?
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]