TIME Magazine named “The Silence Breakers” of the #MeToo movement — the social media-born status symbol for sexual assault and harassment survivors — as its 2017 Person of the Year, referencing President Donald Trump in its cover story more than a dozen times.
The #MeToo movement made waves in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sex misconduct scandal as women spoke out in protest against sexual harassment in Hollywood, the media, and beyond.
The TIME cover story honoring the social media-driven moniker name-drops President Trump nine times and references him on several other occasions despite the fact that the allegations of harassment or misconduct against him were made public in 2016, not this year.
In one instance, the TIME cover story mentions the 2005 Access Hollywood recording that surfaced in October 2016 in which then-TV personality Donald Trump is heard engaging in a lewd conversation about women.
TIME notes of Trump, who made this year’s shortlist for Person of the Year after being selected in 2016: