Time Magazine Honors Biden and Harris
For Time Magazine, nothing less is at stake than the survival of the “American experiment”. After years of split under US President Trump, the newspaper has all its hopes for the successor duo Biden and Harris – and names them both as the People of the Year.
The future US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have been named People of the Year by Time Magazine. Chief Editor Time Magazine- Edward Felsenthal said, “The next four years will be a tremendous test for them and all of us to see if they can bring about the unity they promised.”
“Black Lives Matter” movement
In the presidential election on November 3, the Democrat Biden had won against the Republican incumbent Donald Trump. In the election campaign, Biden had advertised, among other things, that he wanted to overcome the deep division in the USA. Biden was Vice President under Trump’s predecessor Barack Obama from 2009 to 2017. Harris – currently still in the US Senate.
Also on the shortlist for the “Person of the Year” were Donald Trump, the prominent US health expert Anthony Fauci, together with the health care workers because of their commitment to the Corona crisis and the “Black Lives Matter” movement. The death of the African-American George Floyd in a brutal police operation in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in late May, led to months of protests against racism.
Last year, 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg was the youngest person ever to be named Person of the Year by Time Magazine. With the title, the “Time” editorial team has been honoring the personalities of world affairs who have had the greatest impact on the past year since 1927.
– The year of the refugee crisis In 2015 – Chancellor Angela Merkel, was named Person of the Year. A year later, Donald Trump was given the honor after winning the US presidential election. In 2018, the murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was named Person of the Year together with other reporters. In the past, Queen Elizabeth II, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nelson Mandela as well as Adolf Hitler, and Josef Stalin were among those honored.
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