First Donald Trump:
I told you @TIME Magazine would never pick me as person of the year despite being the big favorite They picked person who is ruining Germany
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 9, 2015
And then Fjordman:
Angela Merkel has been declared Person of the Year by Time, an honor she shares with Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin. //t.co/Kj30OKVaqn
— Fjordman (@Fjordman1) December 9, 2015
This is why she does it, the accolades from the cultural elite.
Angela Merkel is named Time Person of the Year: German Chancellor beats ISIS leader al-Baghdadi and Donald Trump – for throwing Germany’s doors open to migrants
- German Chancellor tops a list of seven candidates for Person of the Year
- The ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was named second on the list
- Finalists also included Donald Trump and Uber’s CEO Travis Kalanick
German leader Angela Merkel has been named Time Person of the Year
German leader Angela Merkel has been named Time Person of the Year, it has emerged.
The 61-year-old topped a list of finalists that included US tycoon Donald Trump, the Black Lives Matter protest movement and Uber’s CEO Travis Kalanick.
ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, described by Time as a ‘brooding muezzin of death’, was second on the list.
Merkel’s selection was announced this morning on NBC’s Today show.
She was praised by the magazine for her leadership on everything from Syrian refugees to the Greek debt crisis.
‘Leaders are tested only when people don’t want to follow,’ Time editor Nancy Gibbs said in a statement issued Wednesday.
‘For asking more of her country than most politicians would dare, for standing firm against tyranny as well as expedience and for providing steadfast moral leadership in a world where it is in short supply, Angela Merkel is TIME’s Person of the Year.’
In her commentary, Gibbs said the Chancellor was ‘not taking the easy road’.
‘Not once or twice but three times there has been reason to wonder this year whether Europe could continue to exist, not culturally or geographically but as a historic experiment in ambitious statecraft.
‘Merkel had already emerged as the indispensable player in managing Europe’s serial debt crises; she also led the West’s response to Vladimir Putin’s creeping theft of Ukraine. But now the prospect of Greek bankruptcy threatened the very existence of the euro zone.