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The Intercept’s Washington bureau chief Ryan Grim, the author of a new book on the rising populist movement on the American left wing, told Breitbart News Saturday in an interview this weekend that populism on the left inside the Democrat Party coupled with President Donald Trump’s populist takeover of the GOP could put the donor class and establishment of both parties in a serious bind in the upcoming presidential election.
“It’s going to be interesting to see how the 2020 election unfolds if an Elizabeth Warren or a Bernie Sanders wins the nomination because then the kind of Democratic establishment and the Republican establishment–the Bill Kristols of the world–are all going to be put to the test: Folks like Bill Kristol and others who have been saying, ‘Trump is the worst person on the planet,’ will they actually vote for the Democrat or are they going to urge some third-party guy like a Howard Schultz, a billionaire, to come in and try to siphon off enough votes from Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders so that Trump stays in office?” Grim said. “Coming from the Democratic establishment–which we’ve spent the last several years talking about ‘the evil of the Trump administration’–if they take active measures to help him stay in office just to beat the left they will be showing us themselves in a significant way.”
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Grim is out with a new book discussing these movements rising on the left behind people like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)–among others–titled We’ve Got People: From Jesse Jackson to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the End of Big Money and the Rise of a Movement.
As Breitbart News has reported, Grim’s book was ahead of the curve in recognizing former Vice President Joe Biden’s problems with race, decades of insensitive comments, and...
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