Hello, My Dear Listeners! Welcome to episode 9 of Spilling Chai. If I close my eyes and try really, really hard I can (kind of) think back to 2016– a time pre-Corona and pre- Trump when election campaigns were at fever pitch, the race for the White House was nearing the finish line, and everybody thought Hillary Clinton had the presidency in the bag. Ah, those were the days!
Even though people, especially people of color, were sounding the alarm about the real dangers a Trump presidency would bring, too many of us just didn’t take him seriously and thought there was no way he’d actually win the election.
Well, today’s guest, Sarah Kendzior, was never a part of that crowd. The American journalist, author, anthropologist, researcher, and scholar is widely credited with being the first person to call Donald Trump’s election victory in 2016, and she predicted his rise years ago.