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Will Depression II Dictate Trump's Fate?

Patrick J. Buchanan, Creators

The economic devastation we have brought upon ourselves may prove more lasting and historic in its impact than the terrible losses of human life to COVID-19. President Trump predicts a V-shaped recovery, the greatest boom in U.S. history. But it is well to recall what happened to the GOP when it failed to deliver in the last Depression. Just as the Civil War was the defining event of the 19th century, giving us 13 Republican presidents from Lincoln to Hoover and only two Democrats — Grover Cleveland and Wilson — how and when we emerge from this new Depression may tell us which party not only wins 2020 but also dominates the new era.