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The Party of Trump

The Republican Party has undergone a huge shift–from the party of Lincoln to the party of Trump. What does this mean for the Grand Old Party, and where does it go next?

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  • Jeremy Peters
  • Yamiche Alcindor
The Party of Trump

The Republican Party’s transformation under Donald Trump may have seemed sudden, but it was decades in the making. From acclaimed New York Times political reporter Jeremy Peters, Insurgency: How Republicans Lost Their Party and Got Everything They Ever Wanted, is a compelling look at the fracturing of the GOP and how party leaders misunderstood their own voters. Peters argues that by abandoning long-held pillars like small-government and fiscal responsibility, the party’s embrace of Trumpism, along with its imperviousness to moderating forces, has extended the life of the American Far Right well into the next century.

Join us for a live conversation between MSNBC political contributor Yamiche Alcindor and Peters, as they discuss how ideology and aggression came to take hold of the Republican party, and changed the course of American politics.

Produced in partnership with New York University’s John Brademas Center


  • Jeremy Peters, Reporter, The New York Times; Author, Insurgency: How Republicans Lost Their Party and Got Everything They Ever Wanted
  • Moderator: Yamiche AlcindorAnchor and Moderator, Washington Week; White House Correspondent, PBS NewsHour (2018 – 2021); Washington Correspondent, NBC News (2022)

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