Beltway Briefing Podcast

Biden V. Trump

June 27, 2020

Amidst the dramatic changes that the U.S has undergone in the last four months, the 2020 presidential election remains ongoing. How the two presidential candidates plan on handling pressing issues will become emblematic of their values and priorities and will ultimately determine who becomes President-elect on Nov. 4. Will it be Mr. Biden, whose key message is that the election is a fight for “the soul of the nation” and who hasn’t even had to campaign to take a large lead in battleground states? Or will it be Mr. Trump, who has largely wasted his chance to show emphatic leadership, has shifted almost exclusively to “law-and-order” rhetoric, and effectively has no second-term message beyond four more years of himself. But are four more years more risk than millions of Americans can stand? Public Strategies’ Howard Schweitzer, Mark Alderman, and Jim Schultz discuss the two candidates’ starkly different political identities and what we can expect over the next 129 days, as the public health crisis continues and the pandemic-patchwork nation braces for its most divisive presidential election.

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