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Here's How Trump and Sanders Got Their Support

  Why are Americans angry? Why are people who live in the richest and most powerful country in the world so disgruntled and depressed that they’ll turn to a democratic socialist or a bombastic billionaire to lead the country? In a word, they feel “cheated.” And they figure many people were looking the other way or even winking at the bad behavior that was undermining their dreams. The status quo wasn’t working for them in any institution. So enter Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders—two outsiders who say, “You’re right! You have been cheated, and I’m going to fix it.” It probably started just after the attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001, when Enron, a company that employed 20,000 people, declared bankruptcy and its executives were ultimately accused of fraud. Companies suspected of accounting fraud, insider trading and other schemes totaling billions were in the SEC’s crosshairs. The list included executives of Tyco, who were indicted for earning $600 million t