Colin Kaepernick on Time's 'Person of the Year' Shortlist

Kim Jong Un Colin Kaepernick Trump make TIME Person of the Year shortlist

President Donald Trump, who was given the designation by Time in 2016 soon after he stunned the United States by winning the presidential election, was on the shortlist of 10 finalists chosen by the magazine's editors.

The 32-year-old crown prince received 24 percent of the "yes" votes cast.

The designation is given to the person who had the most influence over the year's news. 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.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, made headlines recently when he an anti-corruption crackdown while leading the Saudi Vison 2030 to diversify the economy as well as helping in the expansion of culture and arts within society in the Kingdom. His investigation has resulted in charges against four people linked to the campaign, including former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

They are joined by Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive of Amazon.com.

Jenkins' accomplishment of becoming the first woman to direct a film that made more than $100 million in its opening weekend was mentioned on the list, as was Bezos' ever-expanding empire as the richest man in the world. He was the Person of the Year in 1999.

Other finalists that made the list include "The Dreamers" and "The #MeToo movement".

There is only one woman on the list: Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins.

Xi Jinping: "The President of China was given a second five-year term this year and was written into the Communist Party's constitution, achieving new authority and reinforcing his status as the country's most powerful leader in decades".

Trump tweeted last month that Time told him he was "probably" going to receive the title for a second straight year, but said he wasn't interested.

Kaepernick has been a lightning rod in the NFL as his decision to kneel before the playing of the national anthem in protesting racial inequality and police brutality last season brought a wave of followers and criticism.

The finalists for the annual honor were revealed Monday morning on Today, with President Donald Trump once again in the running alongside two of his biggest political foes - special counsel Robert Mueller and football-star-turned-philanthropist Colin Kaepernick.

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