Time releases shortlist for its 'Person of the Year'

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He joins President Donald Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jung Un and FBI Director Robert Mueller, among others, on Time's "short list".

The #MeToo movement, on Time's shortlist for Person of the Year, represents the people, mostly women, who have fueled a worldwide discussion about sexual harassment and assault.

Among the finalists are one of the world's most notorious leaders, the women behind the year's biggest cultural reckoning and - whether he wants it or not - President Trump.

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Trump also called Kaepernick's protests against police brutality and racial inequality during the national anthem "terrible", called Kim Jong Un "Little Rocket Man", and has repeatedly claimed Mueller's investigation of possible collusion with Russian Federation will be fruitless.

Jenkins became the first woman to direct a film that made more than $100 million in its opening weekend. Also on the list are The Dreamers, who are at risk of being forced to leave America after Trump's White House revealed its intentions to rescind Obama's legislation protecting immigrants who came to the country as children. On the list were the Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, The Dreamers (thousands of undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S.by 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.

Time, which uses the "Person of the Year" title to acknowledge people who most influenced the news, included special counsel Mueller, who charged former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn on Friday with to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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Trump, the reigning person of the year, said in the tweet that the magazine "called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named" person of the year, if he agreed to an interview and photo shoot. Its choices have included almost every USA president, Adolf Hitler, Ayatollah Khomeini, Mahatma Gandhi and Pope Francis, along with groups like the "Ebola fighters".

The magazine, which said Trump "is incorrect about how we choose Person of the Year", will unveil name this year's choice on Wednesday. "Yet the protest grew this year, as hundreds of National Football League players kneeled during the anthem in the wake of criticism from President Trump", the magazine noted.

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