Colin Kaepernick up for TIME person of the year


After all the free publicity the president has generated for Time's 2017 Person of the Year title, it's little wonder that he ended up on the list of 10 finalists for the honor.

Donald Trump: "President Trump, who was named 2016 Person of the Year, has spent his first year in the Oval Office attempting to dismantle the work of the Obama Administration, from health care to immigration policy, environmental regulations to tax reform, all while continuing to spark feuds and controversy with an unfiltered Twitter feed".

The 2017 Person of the Year will be unveiled on NBC's "Today" show on Wednesday morning. On the list were the Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, The Dreamers (thousands of undocumented immigrants brought to the their parents as children), Jenkins, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, NFL free agent Colin Kaepernick, the #MeToo movement, Federal Bureau of Investigation director Robert Mueller, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Donald Trump, and President of China Xi Jinping.

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has won TIME's Person of the Year 2017 online reader poll, earning more votes than other world leaders, industry titans, entertainers and activists.

Patty Jenkins made history as the first female director of an American studio superhero movie, "Wonder Woman".

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The Dreamers are the thousands of undocumented immigrants whose parents brought them to America as children.

This season, hundreds of players have taken a knee before the anthem; some in criticism of President Donald Trump calling for the firing and suspension of players who disrespect the anthem. It also recognized the social media #MeToo movement for fueling a moment of reckoning about the treatment of women in the workplace.

The group of finalists was rounded out by two Asian leaders, President Xi Jinping of China and Kim Jong Un of North Korea.

President Trump hinted that he had been tipped for this year's title last month when he tweeted: "Time Magazine called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named "Man (Person) of the Year". "The person or persons who most affected the news and our lives, for good or ill, and embodied what was important about the year, for better or for worse".