Time’s Person Of The Year Finalists: Mueller, Trump, Putin, Separated Families, March For Our Lives Activists

NBC News reports:

It’s that time of year. TIME has narrowed down its shortlist of finalists for the magazine’s of 2018 Person of the Year. The title is not necessarily an honor or award, but representative of the influence the person — or idea — has had on the news within the past year, for better or worse.

TIME has made the designation every year since 1927. Last year, the magazine’s editors selected The Silence Breakers, the individuals who spoke up and sparked a national reckoning over the prevalence of sexual harassment and assault.

The year before that, 2016, was Donald Trump, who had just become president-elect after stunning the nation — and the world — by winning the White House race.

This year’s finalists are Trump, Putin, Christine Blasey Ford, Robert Mueller, Jamal Khashoggi, Separated Families, Black Panther director Ryan Coogler, March for Our Lives Activists, South Korean president Moon Jae-in, and Meghan Markle.