Coming soon – It’s four years on, but have we yet fully realised why the Democrats lost 2016?

DONALD Trump shocked the world in 2016 by becoming the Republican Party nominee and beating Hilary Clinton to the White House – ushering in a new kind of populist politics.

After the first black President in Barack Obama who inspired a generation with his message of hope, the country turned its back on progressive ideas in favour of Trump’s simple catchline – Make America Great Again.

Since then, scandals have appeared as quickly as Twitter threads bashing opponents and world leaders alike, only serving to increase Trump’s popularity among the right.

But it could have been very different.

Should the Democrats have nominated Bernie Sanders to take on Trump? Where did Hilary Clinton go wrong in 2016? And is Biden-Harris the dream team needed to bring progressive politics back to the land of the free?

In the final episode of this series on the fall of the left, the Redaction team look into where it all went wrong for the Democrats and if they have a chance of topping Trump in November.

In the meantime, make sure to listen to our previous episode on the fall of the NDP in Canada here.

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