Is Donald Trump the right choice for TIME's Person of the Year? | The Tylt

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Is Donald Trump the right choice for TIME's Person of the Year?
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President-elect Donald J. Trump is TIME's 2016 Person of the Year, besting out the likes of Hillary Clinton and Simone Biles. The tradition dates back to 1927 and is awarded to the person or group "who for better or for worse... has done the most to influence the events of the year." Readers actually voted for India Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but TIME editor Nancy Gibbs said Trump's selection was "straightforward." What do you think? Vote below!

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TIME editor Nancy Gibbs calls name Trump the 2016 Person of the Year a "straightforward" choice and lays out the magazine's rationale behind the selection:

It’s hard to measure the scale of his disruption. This real estate baron and casino owner turned reality-TV star and provocateur—never a day spent in public office, never a debt owed to any interest besides his own—now surveys the smoking ruin of a vast political edifice that once housed parties, pundits, donors, pollsters, all those who did not see him coming or take him seriously. Out of this reckoning, Trump is poised to preside, for better or worse.
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Trump and his supporters are especially happy with the pick.

Others note that Trump joins the likes of previous winners Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin and Vladimir Putin. Not so great company.

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And critics are just bummed TIME picked someone so divisive.

FINAL RESULTS
Is Donald Trump the right choice for TIME's Person of the Year?
#GreatPickTIME
A festive crown for the winner
#BadPickTIME
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