- May 17, 2020
The corona virus has reached the White House. At the same time, the president is weighing the state of the country’s economy, which is expected to be a decisive factor in the November election, against the health concerns of scientists. His approval ratings among the American public are dropping. Can Joe Biden benefit from President Trump’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic? David Deißner, Executive Director at Atlantik-Brücke, and Tyson Barker, Deputy Executive Director and Fellow at Aspen Germany, are joined by Christiane Hoffmann, editor at Spiegel’s Berlin office, to discuss the COVID-19 response and its impact on the election, the likelihood of a potential election postponement due to the pandemic, and the candidates’ stance on China ahead of the elections.