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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?

Past: Tuesday, February 8, 2022 6:00 pm
This is a virtual event
  • 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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