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Twitter Is Brutally Predicting How Trump Will React To Biden Winning TIME's 'Person Of The Year'

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Outgoing President Donald Trump isn't shy about his love for accolades—especially when it comes to the title of Person of the Year.

While campaigning in Michigan, Trump frequently claimed the swing state awarded him "Man of the Year," but that award doesn't actually exist.

Of course, the most coveted accolade for Trump is TIME's Person of the Year. The "award" isn't meant to be an award at all, but a dissection of the persons or entities who had the most influence of that year.

Trump unsurprisingly earned the distinction in 2016, but before that he'd hung a fake TIME cover in many of his resorts that featured his image.

After the whirlwind year of 2020 saw economic despair, historic calls for the liberation of Black Americans from racist police violence and continued wrangling with a pandemic that's killed nearly 300 thousand Americans, TIME announced its Person of the Year for 2020 late Thursday night.

The Persons of the Year are President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

The profile of the pair reads in part:

"For changing the American story, for showing that the forces of empathy are greater than the furies of division, for sharing a vision of healing in a grieving world, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are TIME's 2020 Person of the Year."

The distinction comes as Trump continues to falsely claim widespread voter fraud coordinated by Democrats tipped the election to Biden. However, Trump's lie-ridden tweets, baseless litigation and legislative pressure have brought him no closer to another four years in the White House.

Though Trump did rant about the supposed illegitimacy of Biden's election win early Friday morning, he's yet to address the cover. Considering Trump berated teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg for winning last year, people are predicting how he'll react to losing to Biden...again.

None of the predictions are flattering.







While Twitter users relished the idea of trolling Trump, others had some complaints.

TIME's final four options for Person of the Year were Biden and Harris, Trump, the racial justice movement and frontline healthcare workers, including virus task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci.

In the face of a pandemic that's upended every facet of daily life in the United States for most of this year—killing hundreds of thousands, leaving millions suddenly unemployed—health workers faced unprecedented challenges, risking their lives to save others while facing supply shortages, fatigue, and unceasing trauma.

Some felt they should have been given the distinction.



One thing we can likely agree on about Person of the Year: at least it means 2020 is almost over.