Javier Rupérez, Alana Moceri, Pedro Rodríguez and Cristina Crespo The U.S. Road to the 2020 Presidential Election

27/11/2018

American politics faces a new stage with a view to the 2020 presidential elections. FAES organised a meeting that dealt with midterms, difficulties concerning the composition of the House of Representatives, migration and health policies, Trump’s reinforcement and the improbable 'impeachmen'.

Javier Rupérez, Ambassador of Spain:
“In the mid-terms, Democrats have adopted a strategy based on a fundamentally social message”
“The most worrying thing is the erosion of the system due to measures that go radically against the foundations of a democratic nation more than 200 years old”
“Obama expelled immigrants fiercely, but he did it subtly and quietly”

 

Pedro Rodríguez, International Relations professor at Comillas University:
“The political moment is anti-Establishment. Trump has demonstrated that it is possible to be president of the United States without appealing to diversity”
“The wall is a Trumpian construct to attract attention; what is relevant is how a nation of immigrants adopts the anti-immigration discourse as the axis of political discussion”
“Many analysts consider the Hispanic vote as the electoral “holy grail,” but that has a problem: this public is mostly young and tends not to participate.”

 

Alana Moceri, analyst and professor at the European University:
“It was not economics, but immigration, that constituted the driving force behind Trump's vote”
“The disagreement within the Democratic Party is about how to improve progress within the American society”
“Republicans like to line up behind their candidate; Democrats prefer to fall in love with theirs, and there's a desire for a new one”

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