A few days ago, the New York Times quietly slid the word “timely” into a description of a book about Adolf Hitler‘s rise, leading to speculation that they were implying President-elect Donald Trump could be the next Hitler. Today, Time named Trump their Person of the Year…
…just like they did with Hitler in 1938.
You know who else was Person of the Year?
— Ryan Lizza (@RyanLizza) December 7, 2016
Ya’ll remember 1938 when hitler was Time’s man of the year?
— mariah (@mRiah) December 7, 2016
That didn’t go unnoticed. In fact, some have suggested that this was a very intentional comparison.
— Gabriel Knight (@GPKNIGHT) December 7, 2016
— Summer Brennan (@summerbrennan) December 7, 2016
Just a reminder.
Time Person of the Year.
Trump actually very much deserves to be in this company. pic.twitter.com/MTty3EMGGH
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) December 7, 2016
they make the President-Elect Time Person of the Year literally every 4 years
also they gave it to Hitler once
— Rodger Sherman (@rodger_sherman) December 7, 2016
Within the article, there were references to the neo-Nazis who have rallied around the President-elect.
— Mile High Molly (@hogwildbelle) December 7, 2016
I hear Time ripped Trump in their “Person of the Year” article. Of course, it’s Time Magazine. Doesn’t matter, we still got the cover. 🙂
— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) December 7, 2016
It could be argued that the speculation fulfilled Godwin’s Law or that Time itself fulfilled it. Still, there are more theories to consider than Trump-as-Hitler. How about Trump-as-Devil?
— Idil Sukan (@idilsukan) December 7, 2016
At this point, the Person of the Year should just be Satan
— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) December 7, 2016
Can’t please them all.