A spokesman for Time Magazine went fully and quickly on the record today by stating that their Person of the Year award, just given to Mr. Trump, in no way should be taken as Time Magazine considering him to be the best person of the year and should not be taken as an endorsement of Mr. Trump or any of his policies. If that anti-Trump statement from Time Magazine isn’t a pile of political crap I don’t know what is. But that’s what liberals do.
Donald Trump only completely upset the Democrat and Republican elite classes and shocked the entire world with his win over Hillary, and he only destroyed the Democrat Party, which will be picking up the pieces for the next 25 years, that’s all. Other than that, he’s just a regular politician on the hustings.
Heaven forbid that we would think of Trump as a good, patriotic American and a successful businessman, but the Time spokesman was clear that he considered Trump to be nothing special and to have no redeeming qualities, he just came out on top of the presidential race, that’s all. No big deal there.
One could take the spokesman’s words as a maneuver to beg Time’s liberal readers for forgiveness for naming Mr. Trump as the Person of the Year. They couldn’t help but give him the award because he won the election in spite of all the editorial support, and very likely considerable campaign money, that Time gave to Hillary. They hope their readers will not blame them for Trump’s success; Time wanted desperately to defeat him, after all.
However, I would be willing to bet that no liberal Democrat ever received this or any other award from Time that was immediately followed by an apology for doing so, and a backing off of any indication that the Democrat was fully supported by the Time staff. In fact when Barack Obama was on the cover of Time they perched a halo above his head, but that wouldn’t suggest they supported him, would it?
But in the case of a Republican, and especially in the case of Donald Trump, there is no way Time would give him a few months to enact his own policies, establish his cabinet and advisors, and then see what he will do for the country and for Americans who have been hurting for so long under the Obama administration. As soon as the award was given they had to quickly begin defaming this particular Republican recipient. They felt like they must place distance between themselves and Trump or they would forever be branded as traitors to the liberal/progressive cause.