Time magazine reveals shortlist for 2017 Person of the Year

Time magazine reveals shortlist for 2017 Person of the Year

There are controversial politicians (President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un), Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins, special counsel and former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Robert Mueller, and an entire social trend (The #MeToo movement).

The 2017 Person of the Year will be unveiled on NBC's "Today" show on Wednesday morning.

All things considered, Trump is probably a strong contender for the distinction, given that the award goes to, according to Time, "the person or group of people who most influenced the news during the past year, for better or for worse".

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Quarterback Colin Kaepernick started a movement when he took a knee during the National Anthem a year ago to protest racial injustice. Robert Mueller's name has been in the news nearly daily since he was appointed as special counsel after Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey.

"The Dreamers:" The undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children by their parents. Dozens of male leaders in Hollywood, media, business, and politics, have since been accused, with notable figures losing their jobs over their alleged treatment of women in the workplace.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman: Supporters describe the recently-elevated crown prince as bold and revolutionary, but his opponents call him reckless.

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Time's shortlist consists of ten people editors will choose from to designate as 2017's Person of the Year.

Donald Trump, 71, was sworn into office in January 2017, and he's spent the months since working toward dismantling the work of the Obama Administration on health care, immigration policy, environmental regulations, and tax reforms.

He added: "I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!"

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Xi Jinping, China's president, wielding historic power in the Communist regime.

Regardless of what they're known for, all of these choices have had a MAJOR impact in 2017.

This year's shortlist for the Time Person of the Year.

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