Naomi Klein on US politics and the left
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Naomi Klein on the challenge for US progressive politics

The progressive left in the US needs to decide a political direction following the election of Donald Trump, says the writer and activist Naomi Klein.

She told Hardtalk's Zeinab Badawi there was common ground between left and right as they both tapped into anti-establishment feeling.

But there was a contradiction between Donald Trump’s anti-establishment campaign and his decision to bring in five Goldman Sachs executives, as well as the CEO of Exxon, into the cabinet.

"The real issue is what are progressives going to do in the United States and this is a real concern because this is a malleable moment," she said.

See more clips at Hardtalk's website.

The interview can be seen in full on Wednesday 5 July on BBC World News and the BBC News Channel and after on BBC iPlayer (UK only).

  • 05 Jul 2017