World's 100 Most Influential People: Nancy Pelosi beats Donald Trump to cover of Time magazine, gets praised by Hillary Clinton
The speaker of the House of Representatives stood out on the cover of Time's issue honoring the '100 Most Influential People in the World'
While House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and President Donald Trump fire barbs at one another almost on a daily basis, there is one battle Pelosi has undisputedly won against the incumbent commander-in-chief — landing the cover of Time magazine.
Among entertainers, athletes, and journalists, the speaker of the House of Representatives stood out on the cover of Time's issue honoring the "100 Most Influential People in the World.”
Former Secretary of State and presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton wrote the accompanying piece in the magazine highlighting Pelosi's milestone achievements. After all, she had borne the brunt of Trump's assaults herself during the 2016 race to the White House.
"Too often it seems we have a surplus of bluster in our national politics and a deficit of action. But then there’s Speaker Nancy Pelosi," she wrote, before speaking about Pelosi's push for diversity and the induction of young blood in Congress. Furthermore, Clinton touted how Democrats passed the "first major gun-safety bill in a generation and desperately needed voting-rights legislation" under Pelosi's leadership.
Here is an excerpt from TIME about the two-time Speaker of the House as written by the former Democratic presidential nominee:
In the 2018 midterms, Nancy was the driving force that brought a Democratic majority back to the House, and opened the door for a Congress that’s more diverse than any other in our nation’s history and has some of its youngest members ever. Never one to back down from a bully, Nancy didn’t mince words during a visit to the White House after the elections. “Please don’t characterize the strength that I bring to this meeting,” she said, standing up for herself and millions of Americans.
She delivered. Under her leadership, Democrats passed the first major gun-safety bill in a generation and desperately needed voting-rights legislation. As Democrats continue fighting to protect reproductive rights, pass paid family leave, protect Americans’ right to affordable health care and hold this Administration to account, Nancy is leading the charge.
There’s a saying that goes: “If you want something done, ask a busy woman to do it.” Speaker Nancy Pelosi is living proof that when it comes to getting the job done, more often than not, it takes a woman.
President Trump and Speaker Pelosi have often locked horns on several issues facing the Congress, especially immigration. Time has previously addressed the contentious drama between the two political heavyweights in a satirical cover posted on their Instagram account back in January.
While Trump did not make it to the cover, he did feature on the list. Former governor of New Jersey Chris Christie wrote an accompanying piece about Trump, focusing on his America First policy when it came to global trade and strategic agreements. He also spoke about how Trump successfully broke the ice between the United States and North Korea after years of a strained relationship, silence, and a grave nuclear threat hanging over both nations.
Here is an excerpt of Chris Christie's tribute to the current POTUS on TIME:
Every modern U.S. President tries to influence the world. President Donald Trump has done this through opposing the NATO countries not paying their fair share, pushing China and our North American neighbors for fairer trade agreements and withdrawing from the Iran nuclear agreement. His boldest move in this direction is likely his personal efforts on the issue of North Korea. President Trump has, in fact, used the past year to place his imprint on a problem spanning more than six decades.
Despite denuclearization agreements in 1992, 2005 and 2008, North Korea has become a nuclear power. President Trump decided to ramp up sanctions early in his tenure (which other Presidents have done) but decided to take a very different tack thereafter.
In June 2018 President Trump broke with decades of U.S. policy and held a summit with North Korean Chairman Kim Jong Un in Singapore. The President believes that only personal diplomacy can solve this crisis. The President’s supreme confidence in his own ability to persuade others to make a deal is now the basis for American denuclearization policy toward North Korea.
While Pelosi became the undisputed champion in this bout, Trump is not one to concede on the political front. With the 2020 presidential race inching closer every day, contenders from both sides of the aisle are gearing up to raise large amounts to finance their campaign, and Trump is once again leading the charge after raising a staggering $30 million in the first quarter of his re-election campaign.
On the other hand, Bernie Sanders has come out to be the strongest contender among the Democrats for 2020, raising a whopping $18 million dollars in the same time frame as Trump.
Among other prominent personalities that landed the magazine cover are Dwayne Johnson, Taylor Swift, Sandra Oh, Gayle King, and soccer star Mohamed Salah.