Trumpism and the Future of the Republican Party
Donald Trump entered the political arena by relentlessly questioning the legitimacy of President Barack Obama. He had become famous—and infamous—as a businessman and TV personality, and his rise to the presidency was shocking and polarizing. Trump's bombastic campaign and tumultuous term in the White House revealed a changing Republican party. Swept up in a populist surge, the Party of Lincoln seemed poised to become eclipsed by hateful rhetoric and wild conspiracy theories rather than solid conservative policies. This resource explores the Trump phenomenon and asks what is the future of the Republican party, with or without Donald Trump?