TIME Magazine’s editors have snubbed Bernie Sanders for Donald Trump.
After the shortlist of finalists for the magazine’s Person of the Year designation was released today, Sanders’ image was noticeably absent, given readers’ strong preference for the Vermont U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate.
Sanders’ exclusion from the shortlist comes as a surprise for Sanders’ supporters, who helped him overwhelmingly win first place in TIME’s readers’ poll for Person of the Year by a wide margin, with 10.2 percent of all votes. Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai was in a distant second, with 5.2 percent of the vote. Pope Francis, who was TIME’s Person of the Year in 2013, came in third with 3.7 percent.