Trump, Sanders, and the American Spirit of Rebellion

Are we witnessing a new era in American politics? Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says the 2016 election is unlike any he’s ever witnessed, characterized by rebellion against establishment politics in both parties. Join Gingrich and Walter Isaacson for a conversation about the populist appeal of Bernie Sanders, whose far-left campaign has transcended partisan boundaries, and Donald Trump, who Gingrich predicts will redefine the electoral map—making the familiar red and blue contours of our nation a relic of a bygone era.

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