Both President Donald Trump and special counsel Robert Mueller are on Time Magazine’s shortlist of candidates for 2018 Person of the Year, which the publication announced on Monday.
Time plans to announce the winner on Tuesday.
Others on the shortlist are Russian President Vladimir Putin, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, director Ryan Coogler, murdered Saudi Jamal Khashoggi, Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle and Christine Blasey Ford, the California professor who testified beforevsenators in September about her allegations against then-Supreme Court nominee and now Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
The list also includes, The Hill pointed out, two groups of people: the “March For Our Lives” teenage activists who reignited the nationwide debate on gun control following the mass shooting at their Parkland, Florida high school; and the thousands of families who were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border by the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy.
The publication said, “Every year, Time selects the most influential person of the year, noting, for better or for worse, the person or group of people who have had the greatest impact on the news and the world over the past 12 months.”
Trump won in 2016, while the designation went last year to the women behind the #MeToo movement, dubbed the “Silence Breakers.”