President-elect Trump was named Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” on Wednesday, just as then-President-elect Obama received the same distinction in 2008 after winning that election.
But that’s where the similarities stop.
On Obama in 2008: “For having the confidence to sketch that kind of future in this gloomy hour and for showing the competence that makes Americans hopeful that he will pull it off, Barack Obama is Time’s Person of the Year for 2008.”
On Trump in 2016: “For reminding America that demagoguery feeds on despair and that truth is only as powerful as the trust in those who speak it, for empowering a hidden electorate by mainstreaming its furies and live-streaming its fears … Donald Trump is Time’s 2016 Person of the Year.”
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