Colin Kaepernick makes shortlist for Time's 'Person of the Year'

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Also in the running are the Dreamers, the children of undocumented immigrants whose parents brought them into the United States.

The list was unveiled in no particular order, kicking off with Bezos, who has vastly expanded the reach of his company Amazon over the past year on his way to becoming the richest man in the world, and the first to have a net worth of over $100 million.

The president was named Person of the Year in 2016, shortly after being elected.

The protests have continued to draw the ire of Trump, who views them as unpatriotic and disrespectful to the military, although the president never served.

The #MeToo movement has gained steam in recent weeks as a growing number of people have come forward to accuse multiple public figures of sexual misconduct. The movement aims to shed light on the pervasiveness of sexual assault and harassment, and gained traction after producer Harvey Weinstein and dozens of other men were accused of sexual assault.

It would be quite an achievement for Trump to score the honor in two consecutive years.

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Trump also called Kaepernick's protests against police brutality and racial inequality during the national anthem "terrible", called Kim Jong Un "Little Rocket Man", and has repeatedly claimed Mueller's investigation of possible collusion with Russian Federation will be fruitless.

Time has been selecting a Person of the Year since 1927, using the title to recognize "the person or group of people who most influenced the news during the past year, for better or for worse".

He joins President Donald Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jung Un and FBI Director Robert Mueller, among others, on Time's "short list". He has been a the subject of much controversy during his first year as president, including when he tweeted that he had already turned down the offer to be 2017's Person of the Year.

Patty Jenkins, who directed "Wonder Woman", is the lone woman on the list, not including the groups that were nominated. He was granted a second five-year term and has been added to the Communist Party's constitution, Time reported.

This Year's TIME Person of the Year will truly be a summation of 2017.

"I said probably is no good and took a pass", he said, per NBC.


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