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Time magazine is set to announce its annual “Person of the Year,” and it has released the names of this year's finalists. The award is bestowed upon a person — or, in some cases, multiple people — who have influenced the news, whether positively or negatively.

2017 has certainly been filled with an abundance of news, and the shortlist certainly reflects that.

Some of the names include:

  1. President Donald Trump
  2. Robert Mueller
  3. Colin Kaepernick
  4. Kim “Rocket Man” Jong Un
  5. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos
  6. “Dreamers”
  7. The #MeToo movement

As IJR previously reported, Trump tweeted in late November that he passed on the opportunity to be named “Person of the Year”:

Time denied the interaction occurred:

Trump was named “Person of the Year” for 2016, and the magazine did a complete profile on the then-president-elect shortly after his victory in November.

“The truth is no one really knows what is going to happen, up to and including the occupants of Trump Tower,” Time wrote.

“It's a very exciting time. It's really been an amazing time,” Trump said in the story. “Hopefully, we can take some of the drama out.”

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