• 'Lehman Weekend' heralded more than the global financial crisis - it opened the door for Donald Trump

    9 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    The demise of Lehman Brothers, the bailout of AIG, and the sale of Merrill Lynch in the span of a few days in 2008 unmasked the economy for what it was.
    These events heralded - or perhaps even triggered - the global financial crisis, but their impact was far greater than that.
    The events of 2008 brought angry Tea Partiers to Congress, and a new form of right-wing populism was born - paving the way for Donald Trump's presidency.
    On Sunday evening, September 14, 2008 at 8 p.m., I sat in the CNN International studios at Columbus Circle in Manhattan to comment live as Asian markets began their...
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