Magazine fiercely attacks President Trump while praising Democrat nominees
Time Magazine has named their joint “Person of the Year” as Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris.
In a profile that fiercely attacks President Donald Trump, Time praises the former vice president and California senator.
The magazine announced their winners late Thursday by sharing an image of cover Biden-Harris cover on social media.
The author of the piece, Charlotte Alter, wrote that Biden’s pledge “to ‘restore the soul of the nation’ felt like antiquated hokum at a moment when Hurricane Trump was tearing through America, ripping through institutions, chewing up norms and spitting them out.”
— TIME (@TIME) December 11, 2020
She also interviewed Biden and praised his approach to the presidential campaign.
Alter wrote that, to Biden, “it wasn’t about fighting Trump with righteous vengeance, or probing any deeper rot that might have contributed to his ascent.
“Biden believed most voters simply wanted reconciliation after four years of combat, that they craved decency, dignity, experience, and competence.”
Last year, it was teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg who received the magazine’s honor.
Time winners in 2018 included slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi; the staff of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, where five people were shot to death; Philippine journalist Maria Ressa; and two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo.
The decision for Time to announce Biden and Harris for its top honor will likely rankle Trump supporters who will likely see the move as the latest example of how mainstream media is pushing for Biden to be declared the election winner.
Trump’s detractors echoed much of what Alter argued in her article and see Biden and Harris as a return to the old order in D.C.
A return to the old ways is precisely what many Trump supporters dread.
Biden and Harris did not immediately respond to the magazine’s announcement on social media.
Trump, in the meantime, is challenging the election result after alleging widespread voter fraud.
Alter also praised Harris for providing the Biden ticket with something “a 78-year-old white man could never provide: generational change, a fresh perspective, and an embodiment of America’s diversity.”