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The History Of ‘Trumpism’ Could Hold A Clue To Its Future

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Hanna Panreck Contributor
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Former President Donald Trump’s 2016 term marked a dramatic shift from within the Republican Party, but as President Joe Biden takes over the Oval Office, many now wonder where Trump voters will go next and whether “Trumpism” is here to stay.

Chris Christie, then the governor of New Jersey, set out to be a no-nonsense populist voice within the GOP in 2016 and ran his campaign on a “no more Washington bull” message, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported. However, Trump — who also ran on a populist message and came across as more aggressive and sometimes as a bully — secured the nomination. “Trumpism” became a new and powerful facet of the Republican Party.