President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, who defeated President Donald Trump in one of the most bitter presidential elections in US history, are Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” for 2020.
The selection was announced Thursday by NBC News Lester Holt.
Trump, who continues to file unfounded allegations of fraud and continues to challenge elections that have already been approved by all 50 states, has been in The time shortlist.
Other contenders are Dr. Anthony Fauci, a prominent government epidemiologist who survived the White House’s attempt to discredit him. Time said the health care, post and sanitation workers who put their lives on the line during the Covid-19 crisis.
Time said the racial justice movements that organized nationwide demonstrations after George Floyd’s death in police custody were also on the shortlist, whose members repeatedly described “thugs” and “anarchists.”
But in the end, Time magazine editors decided that Biden, who was Vice President Barack Obama, and Harris, the nation’s first woman and the first American woman of black and South Asian descent elected, were the ones who had the most influence on the world during a period in the year she became For many Americans, the presidential contest is a referendum on Trump’s epidemic performance, which has been widely criticized.
The United States leads the world in terms of the number of infections, at 15.4 million, and deaths from the Corona virus, with more than 290 thousand, according to the latest data from NBC News and Johns Hopkins Covid-19 dashboard.
Last year, teen environmental activist Greta Thunberg was named Person of the Year by Time magazine, much to Trump’s dismay.
“So silly. Greta should work out her anger management problem,” Trump wrote on Twitter, adding that she should “then go to a good old movie with a friend! Chil Greta, Chill.”
The time has been chosen person of the YearOriginally called Man of the Year since 1927, it is usually an individual but sometimes a group or group of people who have had a great influence on the world.
In keeping with time lore, Trump was the president-elect when he was named Person of the Year in 2016. His predecessors were Barack Obama and George W. Bush Each character is named twice After their electoral victories.
Time Editors in 2017 chose a group that they named ‘Silence breakers’ People who Launch a national account on sexual harassment By bringing charges against powerful men such as Hollywood movie CEO Harvey Weinstein.
In 2018, the Guardians editors selected four journalists whose work led to their imprisonment or cost them their lives – Jamal Khashoggi, Maria Risa, Wa Lone and Qiao Sui O – and the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, a mass shooting site.
Trump card, Who was the runner-up, He wasn’t happy with that choice either.
“I cannot imagine anyone other than Trump” as a choice, Trump said. “Can you imagine anyone other than Trump?”