Donald Trump – Untouchable?
The President is involved in a string of controversies – yet the Republican Party stands united behind him. What is he doing right?
On Anka Plättner's Phoenix Runde, Sudha David-Wilp, deputy director of the Berlin Office of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, discussed the re-election chances of Donald Trump with Peter Hossli of the Neue Züricher Zeitung, political consultant Julius van de Laar, and Georg Weinberg of the Republicans Overseas. They touched upon the state of the economy, the impeachment process, and the democratic primaries. All discussants agreed with Sudha David-Wilp: What makes Trump's success is his ability to sell his actions, like the China trade deal, tax reform, and the installment of conservative justices, as successes to the public.
Giving an outlook on what to watch in the coming months, David-Wilp said: “Trump’s voter base will vote for him again, but the independents will ask themselves, is there a democrat that can offer a 'return to normalcy,' or am I ready for vast transformations like the ones proposed by Sanders and Warren? At the end of the day, it will be kitchen-table issues, like the economy, health care, and education.”