20 People Who Deserved to Be Time’s Person of the Year More than Donald Trump

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Donald Trump Is Time's Person of the Year
President-elect Donald Trump has been named Time's "Person of the Year" for 2016

On Wednesday (Dec. 7, 2016), Time named President-elect Donald Trump 2016’s Person of the Year and people have, um, mixed feelings about it.

While Trump technically meets the criteria for being the person who had the greatest influence, for better or worse, on the incredibly polarizing presidential election, we think there are a whole host of people who deserve more recognition than the perpetually orange businessman turned politician. So in no particular order, we’ve rounded up 20 people (and things) we think deserved the prestigious title over the President-to-be.

1. Harambe

Harambe did what Trump has yet to do: unite a country.


2. Lady Gaga’s dead aunt Joanne

She inspired Lady Gaga‘s best work to date; she deserves all of the posthumous awards.

3. Baby Luna Legend

Baby Luna is the reason we’ve all be blessed with all of the swoon-worthy pictures and videos of John Legend being the best dad in Hollywood. Also, she wore this hot dog costume. That in itself deserves an award.

have you ever seen a more “why me?” face 😭

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4. Ken Bone

Honestly, Ken Bone has a better approval rating than the President-elect.

5. Demi Lovato

If saying things you don’t mean get you in the running for Person of the Year, Demi Lovato deserves a nod. It took less than a day for her to renege on her promise to take a break from social media.

6. Little Drake

The only thing better than Drake‘s album Views is the little Drake that blessed his album cover.


7. Kermit the Frog

Because Evil Kermit is the true voice of the American people.

8. DJ Khaled

DJ Khaled taught everyone the importance of staying away from “them” and “they.” Unfortunately, it seems as though we didn’t listen…


9. Orlando Bloom’s Penis

For further explanation, click here.

10. The Bernie Sanders Bird

Bernie bird 2020?

Bernie Sanders Holds Campaign Rally In Portland, Oregon
CREDIT: Getty Images

11. The Ghosts of Prince, David Bowie and Leonard Cohen

Even from beyond the grave, these legends are thrice the man Trump will ever be.

12. Billy Bush

In the spirit of keeping things positive, Billy Bush did us a YUGE favor. He showed us Trump’s true colors.

13. Joe Biden

Never has there been and never will there be an American Vice President that has captured the hearts and social media accounts of America. We’ll miss you, Joe.

14. Mr. Krabs

15. Crying Jordan

Michael Jordan‘s legend lives on.


16. Vine


17. Damn Daniel

“Back at it again with the white vans!”

18. Jonathan Cheban aka The Foodgod

Foodgōd first stop in Chicago… deep dish pizza 🍕

A photo posted by Foodgōd (@jonathancheban) on

19. Joanne the Scammer

One word: ICONIC.

Just got back home from another Successful heist

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20. Kylie Jenner

We all made fun of Kylie Jenner at the beginning of the year for declaring 2016 the “year of realizing things,” but it turns out, she was right after all.