John Heilemann on Trump v. Arts

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Twisted Sister performs on the Fox News Channel September 2016

Which artists and performers will President Trump declare "really terrific" or "sad, really sad"? John Heilemann, co-author of "Game Change" and co-host of Showtime’s "The Circus," talks about the cultural taste of the incoming POTUS — including his love of "Citizen Kane" and Twisted Sister — and how his administration could affect the arts in America. "It could inspire public protest art," Kurt Andersen says. "We could have our own Pussy Riot, or our own punk movement." John Heilemann agrees: "[The voices of] groups that feel particularly disenfranchised in Trump's America will be amplified in a way that would never have been the case under Hilary Clinton."

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