VIDEO: ‘The Silence Breakers’ Named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year

TIME’s Person of the Year 2018 shortlist announced

TIME unveiled its 2018 Person of the Year shortlist Monday, recognizing “the person or group of people who most influenced the news and the world — for better or for worse — during the past year.”

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Last year, TIME honored the “silence breakers,” a group of “all races, all income classes, all occupations and virtually all corners of the globe,” for breaking their silence against sexual harassment. The 2017 magazine cover featured Ashley Judd, Susan Fowler, Adama Iwu, Isabel Pascual and Taylor Swift.

Here are the 10 finalists on the 2018 shortlist:

  • President Donald Trump
  • Separated families at the border
  • Russia’s President Vladimir Putin
  • Special counsel Robert Mueller
  • “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler
  • Christine Blasey Ford, who testified against Judge Brett Kavanaugh in September
  • Jamal Khashoggi, Washington Post columnist believed to have been murdered by the Saudi regime
  • March For Our Lives activists led by students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida
  • South Korean President Moon Jae-in
  • Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex

TIME’s 2018 Person of the Year will be announced Tuesday at 7 a.m. on NBC’s Today show.

President Donald Trump waves as he takes his seat before the game between the Army Black Knights and the Navy Midshipmen at Lincoln Financial Field on December 08, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Trump is on the shortlist for Time's Person of the Year magazine cover.
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