Two things are true about those nominations — and the 10 p.m. ET announcement Thursday night of the winner:
1) President Donald Trump is 100% aware that he has been nominated.
2) He will be livid if, as is likely, he doesn’t win.
Trump, you see, has long been obsessed with Time’s award (and Time magazine more generally).
In October 2012, Trump tweeted this: “I knew last year that @TIME Magazine lost all credibility when they didn’t include me in their Top 100…,”
In April 2013, he was back at it: “The Time Magazine list of the 100 Most Influential People is a joke and stunt of a magazine that will, like Newsweek, soon be dead. Bad list!” he tweeted. (Trump didn’t make the list.)
He kept at it over the next few years, bashing Time for being “paper thin” and “really flimsy.” Right up until Time put him on its cover in August 2015. “On the cover of @TIME Magazine—a great honor!,” Trump tweeted on August 20, 2015.
It was a short-lived honeymoon. When Time chose German Chancellor Angela…
— to www.cnn.com